No, Walden University is not a diploma mill at all. The degree programs are not only regionally accredited, but they are above the minimal standards in many ways, and many do have specialized programmatic accreditation as well. As far as how employers view the degrees, many view them favorably or at least as close to the same as mid tier Bricks and Mortars Universities. Some do have a lower opinion, are under-informed, or misinformed about their quality and value. However, with the scandals at U.O.P., and some other for profit Universities, some carry over to Walden University did carry over; still most of this was avoided due to the type of bipartisan support and wide array of funding options for student scholars that are available at Walden. More recently too, Walden changed its status to a public benefit for profit University which carries with more stringent requirements in terms of: ethics, money spent on education/training, and overall societal benefit. The President Dr. Kaplan is a highly educated, motivated and caring person, as are the entire leadership involved in making Walden an outstanding Institution. I have found research work with my B.S. degree in Psychology from Walden and I am published in peer reviewed proceedings as I enter the PhD Business Management Information Systems Management at Walden as well. The program is AACSB accredited like a top tier Bricks and Mortars, and it does offer scholarships, tuition reduction for former students (in the latter case all Walden programs do) and it is designed/taught by real experts. Stanford and Harvard have their great points too, but Walden does too in terms of translating into a career change, or moving up in a firm. In terms of research Walden has its own research journals.