Adtalem Advances Position as Leader in Healthcare Education

May 2, 2024
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Focus on superior student outcomes delivers strong quarterly results—with total student enrollment up 7.8% year-over-year—highlighted by medical school residency match success, specialized nursing education expansion, and continued emphasis on flexibility for working adults.

On May 2, Adtalem Global Education released results from its third quarter of fiscal year 2024. The nation’s leading provider of healthcare education, reported accelerating enrollment growth: 85,809, up 7.8% year-over-year. Chamberlain University now has its largest student body ever, and Walden University saw its third straight quarter of total enrollment growth.



Steve Beard
Our Growth with Purpose strategy, with its emphasis on operational excellence, continues to accelerate top- and bottom-line performance, permitting us to expand access to high-quality, in-demand programs. The momentum is built on strong enrollments, improved persistence and outstanding academic outcomes. With over 81,000 students graduated in the last three years, we are innately focused on our ability to have an outsized impact on U.S. healthcare.
Steve beard, president and chief executive officer, adtalem global education. 

Medical School Residency Match Delivers Practice-Ready Clinicians at Scale

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine achieved a 98% combined first-time residency attainment rate for the second straight year. More than 815 students and graduates will continue their medical training at over 350 healthcare facilities across 44 states and territories. More than 189 of them identify as Black/African American or Hispanic, helping diversify the pipeline of physicians in the U.S.

Explore the diversity of Adtalem’s medical students and the specialties they matched into with an interactive chart.

Emergency Nursing Partnership Addresses Acute Shortages

As part of Adtalem’s Growth with Purpose strategy, Chamberlain University added a partner to its Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.TM program. With the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Chamberlain is offering a co-developed curriculum that includes hands-on learning opportunities to pre-licensure students. Chamberlain’s proprietary specialty model, created with a grant from the American Nurses Foundation, is now offered at all 23 Chamberlain campuses.

According to a 2021 American Nurses Foundation report, 35% of emergency department nurses intended to leave their position within six months of the survey, the highest among specialties surveyed and nearly 14% more than the turnover rate for all registered nurses participating in the survey.

The ENA emergency nursing offering is in addition to partnerships with DaVita® for nephrology, BrightStar Care® for home healthcare and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses for perioperative nursing. Chamberlain’s proprietary specialty model, created with a grant from the American Nurses Foundation, is now offered at all 23 Chamberlain campuses.

Read about each Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.TM program in “Solving the Nursing Shortage at the Specialty Level.”

Walden University Enrollment Growth, Graduation Showcase Outcomes

With flexible programs for working adults, through learning modalities such as the competency-based Tempo Learning®, Walden increased enrollment for a third consecutive quarter. Walden also celebrated its 70th commencement and the success of more than 5,500 graduates. More than 60% of the degrees awarded were from the College of Nursing and the College of Social and Behavioral Health, demonstrating Adtalem’s commitment to addressing workforce challenges in healthcare.

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