SOURCE: Walden University

Walden University

August 21, 2009 13:20 ET

Walden University Graduates Say Online Degree Program Helped Them Effect Positive Social Change

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - Having a college education is an important step toward career success, but alumni and students of Walden University are benefiting from more than just job opportunities. According to recent survey results, 75 percent of graduates felt their online education helped them to advance positive social change.*

At Walden University, an accredited online university offering degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, students' positive experiences begin with faculty and staff members who are dedicated to helping students balance personal commitments and professional obligations. Students have access to a world-class library, a Writing Center and Career Services Center, and other student services that are necessary for their success. Walden students gain the tools to think critically and apply what they've learned to the workplace, and also gain access to an online community of peers, faculty and alumni.

Students also graduate from the university with tools to serve the greater good locally and globally. Walden is part of Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 42 accredited campus-based and online universities in 20 countries serving more than half a million students on more than 100 campuses around the world. Providing access to quality higher education degree programs -- whether in education, social services, criminal justice, technology or other fields -- is the priority of these institutions.

For more information about this accredited online university, visit

About Walden University:

Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network -- a global network of 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with more than 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include: health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

*Based on Walden's 2007 graduate survey respondents.

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