College Profile: Walden University
Walden University is an online college that allows students to learn at their own pace.
The college runs undergraduate and graduate-level courses, in subjects such as management, education and health. Coursework is flexible. Walden University doesn’t mind when and how a student works, as long as all assignments are completed on time. Scheduled deadlines need to be met just as they would at any other college—only, with Walden, study times are flexible.
If you take a Walden University course, you’ll usually be required to do a combination of reading and research, and may be asked to take part in class discussions.
The college has secured regional accreditation. Having been accredited by the Higher Education Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Walden wears this badge proudly.
Bachelor programs at Walden University are continuation degrees. That means students applying to the college are required to transfer over one year’s worth of college work before they can be accepted.
To enroll on an undergraduate degree, students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and fill in a mission statement to help the college understand what the student wishes to get out of their online course.
Studying online is considerably cheaper than doing it traditionally. There are less teaching fees to pay, as well as less material to consume. Walden’s online library means a student is likely to find much of what they need without having to buy expensive course books.
Course prices differ based on what a student is studying. As an example of pricing, though: Walden University asks students studying bachelor’s degrees to pay around $250 per quarter credit hour. Online doctoral students will need to pay in the region of $4,175 per quarter.
Do check the official university price guides for more information, as there are variations depending on course, course length and type of course being studied.