From the moment that Bernie and Rita Turner created Walden University, we have believed in using educational innovation to empower the greater good. In the years to come, that founding principle will continue to guide us as we embrace new technologies, new learning options, and new ways to create social change.
A hundred years after our founding, I want Walden to be exactly what it is today and what it has always been: a pioneer.
Building on the Past to Empower the Future
In 1970, Walden became one of the first universities to meet the needs of working professionals. Ever since, we’ve been a leader in adult education, providing people around the globe with the opportunity to earn the degrees they need to make a difference in their live, their communities, and the world. We’re proud of that legacy—but we’re just getting started.
Our vision for the future is as bold as it is comprehensive. We’re looking at every aspect of higher education and developing ways to meet the needs of tomorrow’s working professionals. Our three primary areas of innovation include:
- Expanding access to higher education and providing new learning tools for our students. Learn about our efforts.
- Embracing new technologies to enhance the power and effectiveness of education. See what we’re working on.
- Empowering more people to create social change on the local, national, and international levels. Discover our initiatives.
If you see that something really needs attention, then you’ve got to utilize whatever abilities you have in order to effect that change.