Waldorf University and Soccer Universities Partner to Enhance Education Options for Student Athletes


Forest City, IA – Waldorf University and Soccer Universities excitedly announce a strategic partnership aimed at fostering excellence in both sports and education. This collaboration brings together the high quality, flexible, and affordable academics of Waldorf University and the cutting-edge sports coaching expertise of Soccer Universities to create a path to empower aspiring athletes to excel on and off the field.

This partnership capitalizes on the strengths of both institutions to offer an unparalleled experience for students seeking to pursue their goal of becoming a professional athlete while receiving top-notch higher education with options in over 120 fully online programs. Waldorf’s student-centered approach to learning allows for the flexibility needed for students to have success both on the field and in the classroom. To enhance this partnership further, Waldorf University will extend Soccer Universities students a discount on tuition, access to a Learning Partner scholarship offered six times per year, and a preferred evaluation by Waldorf staff should they choose to transfer to a campus-based education.

Soccer Universities brings a wealth of experience in professional soccer training, having produced numerous talented players who have excelled in both national and international competitions and earned professional contracts in various countries. With a focus on individualized coaching, state-of-the-art facilities, and a proven track record of success, Soccer Universities will play a crucial role in honing the skills and talents of the student-athletes as they work towards their degree and a professional contract.

"We believe that a strong educational foundation is essential for the long-term success of athletes," said Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom, COO and Head of Education at Soccer Universities. "Teaming up with Waldorf University allows us to offer a balanced approach that prepares students not only for a potential career in soccer but also for a variety of other professions."

Both institutions are eager to welcome the inaugural cohort of student-athletes who will benefit from this partnership. Soccer Universities students who enroll in Waldorf University before November 2023 are eligible for a further discount on tuition for their first term. As the collaboration takes shape, Waldorf University and Soccer Universities are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes, setting a new standard for excellence in sports and education.



About Soccer Universities

Soccer Universities is a leading institution specializing in soccer training and player development. With a team of experienced coaches and state-of-the-art facilities, Soccer Universities provides aspiring athletes with the tools and guidance they need to succeed in the world of soccer.

About Waldorf University

Waldorf University has been serving students since its founding in 1903 in Forest City, IA and continues to do so both on campus and online. Waldorf has over 120 fully online Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees with flexible 8-week courses and 11 term start dates per year.  Waldorf’s student-centered approach to learning ensures a supportive environment for both traditional learners on campus, and online students across the globe.