Walden University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,060

3.08% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

6.95%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

49,680

43.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

11.1%

2 Graduates

About

Walden University is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Walden University were Registered Nursing (936 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (215 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (146 degrees).

In 2017, 12,372 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Walden University. 81.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,894 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3599 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Walden University is $12,060, which is $-14,440 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Walden University is $12,060, which is $-14,440 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,060

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Walden University was $12,060. The cost of tuition at Walden University is $-14,440 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

0%

1 Year Growth

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Other Student Expenses

$7,776

Room and Board

$960

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Walden University was of $7,776 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. The cost of room and board decreased by 15.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Walden University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 11.4% with respect to 2016, when 44% 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.

6.95%

2016 Default Rate

1545

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Walden University was 6.95%, which represents 1545 out of the 22241 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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Admissions

Walden University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 49,680 students enrolled at Walden University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Walden University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Walden University has a total enrollment of 49,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Walden University is 21,409 students and the part-time enrollment is 28,271. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Walden University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Walden University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38% Black or African American, 37.5% White, 3.06% Asian, 2.23% Two or More Races, 2.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Walden University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.4%) and White Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (31.6%), followed by White Female (31.3%) and Black or African American Male (8.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Walden University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Walden University is 21,409 and the part-time enrollment is 28,271. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Walden University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Walden University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    18,901

  2. White

    18,623

  3. Asian

    1,522

The enrolled student population at Walden University is 38% Black or African American, 37.5% White, 3.06% Asian, 2.23% Two or More Races, 2.09% Hispanic or Latino, 0.602% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 6,855 students (13.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 7700 more women than men received degrees from Walden University. The majority of degree recipients at Walden University are white (5,894 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3599 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Walden University is Registered Nursing (936 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (215 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (146 degrees).

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 (881 degrees awarded), Education (2,700 degrees), and Health (5,838 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,035,692 people), Registered nurses (1,395,459 people), Secondary school teachers (319,096 people), Education administrators (318,300 people), and Social workers, all other (309,738 people).

The most specialized majors at Walden University are Public Administration and Social Service (881 degrees awarded), Education (2,700 degrees), Health (5,838 degrees), Psychology (944 degrees), and Human Sciences (146 degrees).

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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, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Walden University are Public Administration and Social Service (881 degrees awarded), Education (2,700 degrees), Health (5,838 degrees), Psychology (944 degrees), and Human Sciences (146 degrees).

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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 (3,227,253 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,713,056 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (480,365 people), Outpatient care centers (400,440 people), and Individual & family services (285,862 people).

The most specialized majors at Walden University are Public Administration and Social Service (881 degrees awarded), Education (2,700 degrees), Health (5,838 degrees), Psychology (944 degrees), and Human Sciences (146 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Walden University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Walden University was Registered Nursing with 936 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,336

  2. 10,036

In 2017, 2,336 degrees were awarded to men at Walden University, which is 0.233 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (10,036).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 453 degrees were awarded to men at Walden University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.128 times less than the 3548 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 3548 degrees were awarded to women at Walden University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.83 times more than the 453 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Walden University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (22.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Walden University is Female and White (22.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,894 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,599 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1,172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Walden University is white (5,894 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3599 degrees).

9.47% of degree recipients (1,172 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,851 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    2,962 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    1,043 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Walden University is white female (4,851 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (2,962 degrees).

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Operations

Walden University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.4M (N/A%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Walden University had a total expenditure of $515M. Of that $515M, they spent $126M on salaries and $515M on benefits.

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The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walden University are: Management, with 335 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 218 employees, and Sales and related with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Walden University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Walden University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Walden University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$126M

Salary Expenditure

$515M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Walden University had a total expenditure of $515M. Of that $515M, they spent $126M on salaries and $515M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Walden University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$126M

2017 Salaries

2.99%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Walden University paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 24.5% of their overall expenditure ($515M) and a 2.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.866% growth from 2015 and a 13.1% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.6M

Instructional Salaries

204

Number of Employees

In 2017, Walden University paid a total of $16.6M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

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Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

335 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Walden University were Management with 335 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 218 employees; and Sales and related with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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