Walsh College

Fact Sheet

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Established in 1922, Walsh College is a private, independent, not-for-profit, and upper-division institution that grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Walsh offers a broad range of programs in fields such as accounting, finance, information technology and assurance, management and leadership, marketing, and taxation.

Walsh College delivers a business education that integrates application and theory to prepare graduates for successful careers. To learn more about the Walsh mission, vision, and values, visit www.walshcollege.edu/mission.
  • Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org).
  • Walsh is an all-business college and one of Michigan’s largest graduate schools of business.
  • Walsh was one of the first institutions to establish transfer articulation agreements with area community colleges. Currently, Walsh has 29 such agreements with community colleges in Michigan, Canada, and Ohio.
  • Undergraduate and graduate tuition per credit hour creates great value for students. 
  • The first cohort of students was accepted into the College's first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Management in Executive Leadership, in 2007. Today, there are three cohorts and four graduates.
  • For 2012, TaxTalent ranked the Walsh Master of Science in Taxation program in the top 15% of U.S. master’s degree programs in taxation.
  • Walsh was named a 2012 Innovation Award recipient by The National Association of College and University Business Officers.
  • Walsh College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, named by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The award-winning “Walsh College: Live. Breathe. Business.” Campaign can be viewed online at www.walshcollege.edu/marketingcampaign.


  • The majority of Walsh faculty members come from the real world of business; 80% are actively employed in the business community
  • In total, the Walsh faculty represents 3,000 years of business experience
  • Faculty members posses more than 70 different business, technology, and educational certifications or designations. Sheila Ronis, Ph.D., director, MBA and Master of Management program and professor, management, was accepted into The Fulbright Specialist Program. Michael Levens, Ph.D., associate professor, was named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2010, for a five-year term

Students and Alumni

  • Student body of nearly 4,200
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • 25,359 alumni worldwide
  • Alumni living in Michigan: 83%


  • Over $300,000 in scholarship funds is available

Careers and Recruiting

  • Over 1,000 employers posted over 2,400 job opportunities through Career Services in the ‘12-‘13 academic year .
  • Walsh College is among a select group of prominent colleges and universities where a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies consistently recruit.
  • Walsh students and alumni entrepreneurs can become members of Blackstone LaunchPad. This national program encourages entrepreneurial thinking and activity among undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and alumni. Blackstone LaunchPad incubates a new generation of entrepreneurs who will contribute to the economic revitalization of key regions. 
  • (www.walshcollege.edu/blackstonelaunchpad).


  • Walsh is committed to assisting the community with ongoing volunteer efforts: Gleaners, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Blackwell Institute in Detroit, and Focus: HOPE.
  • Walsh employees tutor Detroit Public School students in math and reading.
  • Walsh is committed to green design and building practices. The Jeffery W. Barry Center at the Troy campus is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.