Walden University is a top accredited private specialized distance learning institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association - one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Walden University is also a member of the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning sponsored by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Walden University has the following colleges and schools: College of Health Sciences; School of Health Sciences; School of Nursing; College of Management and Technology; School of Management; NTU School of Engineering and Applied Science; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; School of Psychology; School of Public Policy and Administration; School of Counseling and Social Service; Center for Undergraduate Studies; Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.

Walden University offers a range of online degree programs including Certificate Programs, Endorsement Programs, Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Programs, Graduate Courses for Teachers, Teacher Preparation Program, Principal Preparation Program, Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, and Doctoral Degrees in a number of academic fields. The online MBA degree is offered with a number of Specializations including Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Healthcare System Improvement, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Risk Management, Self-Designed, Sustainable Futures, Technology.

Ratings and Rankings:

- According to The Diverse: Issues in Higher Education survey, Walden University is ranked as a top five producer of master's and doctoral minority graduates in the following disciplines:
- 4th in Psychology – African-American Doctorates
- 5th in Business – African-American Doctorates

- The M.B.A. was listed in the annual list of programs valued by readers; it was the only distance-learning program in an overall list of 45, according to the Latin Trade magazine.

- Rated the 4th largest online graduate management program by enrollment in the U.S. News & World Report in 2008.

- Ranked the 11th distance-learning M.B.A. provider by Financial Times in March 2009 survey.

- A Top 15 Online University, rated 14th best in the 2009 online university ranking (OEDb).

- Walden University is rated 12th among the top online undergraduate universities in the second annual Online College Rankings (oedb.org/rankings) in 2008.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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