Walden University Reviews - Healthcare Administration

2.85 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
36% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 17 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
TexasA - 2/13/2020
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"It is my fault in the first lace for letting myself get into so much debt. My principal is 50k and everytime I look at it, it's like a stabbing pain on my chest and a headache. First of all I graduated a Masteral Program in which I have not learned much anything at all. It is more like a self taught program, everything was just reading and purely essays. I just jumble everything and all I know is that whoever is behind those grades made me look good with a 3.42 GPA without testing my knowledge as a form of approving the given grade. Long story short... I only paid for the usage of the website (online based classroom) and no affiliation to any of the hospitals in San Antonio to attend my internship and mostly it felt nothing after graduating but a paper. I am shifting my interests and hopefully in the long run, this transcript can jumpstart a better entry level pay... I am sad for all the graduates out there and the debt problem after collecting the transcript."
1.1 out of 5 stars
KMSonja - 8/11/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I did not graduate, I withdrew. Walden University is inept and unable to provide clear direction. If you are considering going here- RUN! The leadership has changed so many times since I started, and advisers were numerous- I lost count after 14... No one can give a stratight answer and no two have the same answer. Misguidance, misinformation is the only speciality that Walden has. After 8 long years and 400K in Debt, I am done. It is not worth it. They let anyone into any program even if the background doesnt match. They are just money hungry and do not really care about the student or their success. The department I was in had 5 maybe 6 or more different chairs during 8 years. It has been a dispointment and waste of money, with ZERO return on the investment as I cannot find a job in the field since I have no clinical experience or degree to back the administration portion. WALDEN SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! No one knows what is going on there and there is zero continuity bewteen deparments and systems. EPIC FAIL! I would love to give them less than one star but that is not an option."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/29/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall, I do not think the program is worth the amount of money that you spend. The courses readings typically have nothing to do with the assignment. Or the articles are so out of date. When including information in a paper, references should not be more than 5 years old. Therfore, this leaves you to do a lot of research on your own. There are a lot of discussion board that really seems so lower level of academia. Some of the other assignments are useless such as writing a paper on how to conduct research."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Karim Negron - 6/13/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"I loved the school. My program was challenging and exciting. It was a great learning experience for me, but what made me happiest was that it fit with my schedule and allowed me to pursue other things as well as even earn an associate in nursing at a school in my hometown as my third degree while still keeping up with all my classes at both schools. My one pet peeve with the school was that I really wish there was more financial aid available. But over all I am very happy with the school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nancy Lee - 4/23/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"Walden University is a professional university filled with nurses, doctors and others seeking extra degrees. Even though my field was running an assisted living home, I was treated as deserving student along with the other students. The content is fun, the professors are understanding of working while going to school, and the black board is easy to navigate."
1.6 out of 5 stars
rivka - 12/5/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"Initially, the program its self was good. The communication with the professors and students was always professional and effective. After the various changes within the program via new program director took over the program is disorganized, the students concerns go unheard and overall the student is devalued. The quality of the education within the program has gone down as well. Instructors allowed to threaten student via falsify grades; the program director is unreliable in that she permits such un professional behavior by not actively resolving the issues within the program. Overall, this porgram is a reflection of the the lack of advocacy, compassion , and higher quality learning that is adverstized to its student populace. I strongly advise that anyone desiring to attend this academic institution please look else where. This university does not advocate for its students interest to pursure higher education rather the objective of the university is self preservation and fiancial gain."
2.0 out of 5 stars
rivka - 12/5/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"Initially, the program its self was good. The communication with the professors and students was always professional and effective. After the various changes within the program via new program director took over the program is disorganized, the students concerns go unheard and overall the student is devalued. The quality of the education within the program has gone down as well. Instructors allowed to threaten student via falsify grades; the program director is unreliable in that she permits such un professional behavior by not actively resolving the issues within the program. Overall, this porgram is a reflection of the the lack of advocacy, compassion , and higher quality learning that is adverstized to its student populace. I strongly advise that anyone desiring to attend this academic institution please look else where. This university does not advocate for its students interest to pursure higher education rather the objective of the university is self preservation and fiancial gain."
2.5 out of 5 stars
A Student - 11/13/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have read some posts about the financial aid office at Walden and they are true, They are awful and I expressed that in my last student survey. I also do not agree with the Residency you are required to take that cost you in addition to your tuition $1375.00 and if there is not one close by then you have to fly and book a hotel while your there which is additional money, and it is all for nothing. I went to one and I did not learn anything new, or anything that could have been taught online. Just another way for this university to suck money out of people seeking their doctorate. The teaching staff at Walden is good, really have not had a problem with them and the subject your taking for whatever semester always has good reference material, good amount of time to answer discussions, and turn in papers."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Jodean C - 9/21/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I only deal with them because I am a U.S. Resident/Caribbean Medical Student. I don't have many issues with the scholarly aspects/instructors of the courses. My issues lie in their other staff. As a Caribbean Medical Student I should have received 25% off my entire 2 year tuition. I didn't realize I didn't receive it until my last course in the program. Well, no one has contacted me and it has been over 2 months of contacting almost every department there, bursar, financial aid, academic advising, enrollment advising, ombuds office, etc., they just refuse to address the issue. So silly me, I began a second program with them, won't be for too long either, because after that situation and now what they've recently done to me. They put my course start date as 08/28/17, when my class actually began 09/05/17, which flagged my account for non-participation and held up my financial aid disbursement and subsequently my refund. Now, my refund wait period is now a week late. They refuse to expedite my refund even though it was clearly an error on their part. The lady I was speaking with regarding the issue, put me on "hold", so I was "holding" for a few minutes while she went to speak with her supervisor, when they disconnected the call, basically hung up on me. So if you run into problems at this school just know you'll have zero help"
3.6 out of 5 stars
none - 6/15/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"The program was very Impressive, however, I had the worst academic advisor in my graduate program. Even though I did not want to talk about it, but just to mention so that no one else suffers the same abandonment that I went through. Due to that experience, I am afraid of going through same if I embark on my doctorate degree program. Doctorate program is not a program the student should be left alone like she did in my graduate program; as a result of that, I am seeking for a second opinion if I should continue with Walden university in pursue of my doctorate."
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