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Waldorf University

About Waldorf University

Waldorf University is a friendly, private liberal arts school located centrally in beautiful Forest City, Iowa. For more than 100 years, Waldorf has been the cornerstone in the lives of thousands, setting the solid foundation for success among students, their families and the community.

Since its beginning in 1903, Waldorf has been at the forefront of academic innovation, trailblazing a path for future generations. Offering a litany of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Waldorf has an opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their life academically, personally or professionally.

At Waldorf, we believe that a truly well-rounded education not only involves academic studies, but also participation in the arts, physical education and more. Our vibrant campus is teeming with students from all across the world who have chosen Waldorf to help them achieve their educational goals.

Our faculty and staff work one-on-one with students to ensure they are confident and capable in reaching their full potential, providing encouragement each step of the way. Whether you prefer learning in a traditional classroom setting or the flexibility of earning your degree online, we commend you on your decision to advance your life through education.

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Waldorf’s A.A. in Criminal Justice degree provides the opportunity to explore the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Beyond the Introduction to Criminal Justice course, students can select courses of greatest interest to tailor the concentration to their needs or wants. This flexibility provides a broad overview of the three elements of criminal justice or the option to focus more in-depth on specific areas of interest.

Estimated time to complete the Associate of Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.


Waldorf University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is the regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities located in the midwest region of the United States. In addition, Waldorf holds membership in the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides free public consumer information. The information is available by going to College Navigator, which is a consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Just enter "Waldorf University" (as name of school to view) and view the Waldorf University information provided, i.e. student enrollment demographics (including Pell grant percent of recipients), graduation rates, retention rates, etc.


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