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Founded in 1970, Walden empowers adult learners with the education they need to make a difference in their lives—and their communities.

Education for Good®

What defines a good education? It’s one that enables students to break down barriers and achieve their personal and professional goals. It produces advocates, healers, and peacemakers—and sometimes even award-winners, best-selling authors, and transformative leaders.

A good education not only focuses on knowledge mastery; it encourages learners to use that knowledge to shape positive change in their workplaces and communities. At Walden, we believe a good education is an education for good. It’s been our driving force for more than 50 years.

Our History

Bernie and Rita Turner

The story of Walden University is the story of effecting change. In 1970, our founders established the university on the notion that higher education should be more accessible to more people. That ideal has driven us ever since, leading to innovations, expanded opportunities, and countless student, alumni, and faculty success stories. It’s a history worth celebrating—and retelling.

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Walden Alumni

More than 164,500 graduates from over 165 countries make up the Walden alumni network.1


More than 300 Walden faculty have been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentorship.2


Walden students

Minorities make up more than half of our student body.3

Our Leadership

Walden is led by scholars, practitioners, and education innovators with a collective commitment to providing quality, student-centered degree programs. While our leaders come from diverse backgrounds, their goal is the same. They’re focused on providing the education today’s employers call for through an engaging learning experience that fits students’ busy lives.

Meet Our Team

Be a Force for Good

Certified B Corp

Our decision to become a B Corp™ was simple: We believe we have a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 50 years, Walden has motivated its students to be a force for good. Making a positive impact in our communities is what we do.

How We Give Back


Quality is important, especially when it comes to your education. Walden is accredited by The higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality.

All Accreditations

University Outcomes

Walden University strives to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  • Use their knowledge to positively impact their profession, communities, and society.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Apply their learning to specific problems and challenges in their workplace and professional settings.
  • Identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to solve pressing problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry used in their professional or academic field.
  • Practice legal and ethical integrity in their professional work.
  • Effectively communicate their ideas and the rationale behind them to others.
  • Support diversity and multiculturalism within their profession, communities, and society.

Read about the Walden Mission and Vision.