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Waldorf University is a private for-profit institution located in Forest City, Iowa. The location of Waldorf is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

1,452 Full-Time Undergraduates
$23,108 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Waldorf University?


Contact details for Waldorf are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 106 S Sixth St, Forest City, IA 50436-1713
Phone: 641-585-2450

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Can I Afford Waldorf?

$23,108 In-State Tuition
83% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
During the 2021-2022 academic year, part-time students at Waldorf paid $322 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $23,108 $23,108
Fees $1,418 $1,418
Books and Supplies $1,460 $1,460
On Campus Room and Board $8,748 $8,748
On Campus Other Expenses $3,442 $3,442

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Waldorf, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $5,857 a year. That adds up to $23,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Waldorf is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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Waldorf University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,452 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,088 undergraduate students at Waldorf, with 1,452 being full-time and 636 being part-time.


There are also 432 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,452 full-time undergraduates at Waldorf, 58% are male and 42% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Waldorf University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 146
Hispanic or Latino 60
White 698
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 474

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Waldorf University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Waldorf. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Brazil, and Germany.

Online Learning at Waldorf University

1,867 Took All Classes Online
1,867 Took At Least One Class Online
10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 30 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Waldorf. In 2020-2021, 1,867 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Waldorf has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Waldorf

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Waldorf University was 10.5%. This is the #616 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Waldorf regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Waldorf majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 41%
Health Care Management 2%
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 41%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Waldorf ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Waldorf.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Occupational Safety & Health Technology #13
Quality Control Technology #22
Engineering Technologies #121
Health Care Management #124
Health & Medical Administrative Services #337

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Waldorf University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Occupational Safety & Health Technology 2 31 108 141
Health Care Management 0 6 42 48
TOTAL 2 37 150 189

Waldorf University Trades

In 2021-2022, Waldorf University awarded 519 undergraduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards by award type for each trade program. Basic certificates are awards that are completed in less than a year, and undergraduate certificates are those awards that take between one and four years.

Major Basic Certificates Undergrad Certificates Associate’s Bachelor’s
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 6 42
Quality Control Technology 2 0 31 108
Total 6 0 105 408


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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