Walden University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,552
4.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,510
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
42,312
40.2% Full-Time

About

Walden University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Walden University were Registered Nursing (4,248 degrees awarded), General Education (949 degrees), and Social Work (910 degrees).

In 2022, 12,870 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Walden University. 82.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,126 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4,507 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Walden University is $10,552, which is $−19,598 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Walden University is $10,552, which is $−19,598 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,510.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Walden University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,552
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Walden University was $10,552. The cost of tuition at Walden University is $−19,598 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,510
2022 Value
9.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Walden University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,510. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Walden University grew by 9.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,839
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Walden University was of $9,839 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Walden University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.12%
2019 Default Rate
238
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Walden University was 1.12%, which represents 238 out of the 21159 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Walden University had a total enrollment of 42,312 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Walden University is 17,003 students and the part-time enrollment is 25,309. This means that 40.2% of students enrolled at Walden University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Walden University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.3% Black or African American, 37.1% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Asian, 1.88% Two or More Races, 0.347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Walden University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Walden University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Walden University is 17,003 and the part-time enrollment is 25,309. This means that 40.2% of students enrolled at Walden University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

25%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Walden University was 25%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Walden University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    16,634 enrolled students
  2. White
    15,703 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,665 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Walden University is 39.3% Black or African American, 37.1% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Asian, 1.88% Two or More Races, 0.347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3,110 students (7.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8,262 more women than men received degrees from Walden University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Walden University is white (5,126 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4507 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Walden University is Registered Nursing (4,248 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (949 degrees) and Social Work (910 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Walden University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (1,656 degrees awarded), Health (6,633 degrees), and Education (1,914 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Walden University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,834,306 people), Registered nurses (1,571,541 people), Accountants & auditors (1,087,372 people), Other managers (892,561 people), and Secondary school teachers (540,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Walden University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (1,656 degrees awarded), Health (6,633 degrees), Education (1,914 degrees), Psychology (1,014 degrees), and Business (1,227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Walden University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Walden University are Public Administration and Social Service (1,656 degrees awarded), Health (6,633 degrees), Education (1,914 degrees), Psychology (1,014 degrees), and Business (1,227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Walden University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,634,036 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,072,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (803,021 people), Computer Systems Design (604,587 people), and Outpatient care centers (551,082 people).

The most specialized majors at Walden University are Public Administration and Social Service (1,656 degrees awarded), Health (6,633 degrees), Education (1,914 degrees), Psychology (1,014 degrees), and Business (1,227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Walden University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 4,248 degrees awarded
  2. 949 degrees awarded
  3. 910 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Walden University was Registered Nursing with 4,248 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,304
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
10,566
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,304 degrees were awarded to men at Walden University, which is 0.218 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (10,566).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 699 degrees were awarded to men at Walden University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.162 times less than the 4305 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4305 degrees were awarded to men at Walden University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.16 times more than the 699 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2019 at Walden University is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,126 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    4,507 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    844 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Walden University is white (5,126 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4507 degrees).

10.6% of degree recipients (1,364 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    4,379 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    3,671 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    836 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Walden University is white female (4,379 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (3671 degrees).

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Operations

Walden University employs 235 No academic ranks. Most academics at Walden University are Female No academic rank (177), and Male No academic rank (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walden University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 516 employees, Management, with 269 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$196M
2022 Salaries
16.1%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Walden University paid a median of $196M in salaries, a 16.1% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
235
Number of Employees

In 2022, Walden University paid a total of $20.9M to 235 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
235 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
516 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Walden University was No academic rank with 235 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walden University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 516 employees, Management with 269 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Walden University was Female No academic rank with 177 employees, and Male No academic rank with 58 employees.

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