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Washburn Institute of Technology Overview

Washburn Institute of Technology is a public institution situated in Topeka, Kansas. Topeka is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Washburn Institute of Technology Known For?

1,238 Undergraduate Awards
50% Acceptance Rate
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Washburn Tech.

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Washburn Institute of Technology Rankings

Washburn Tech is ranked #6 out of 29 schools in Kansas.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Washburn Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Washburn Institute of Technology?

Location of Washburn Institute of Technology

Contact details for Washburn Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5724 Sw Huntoon, Topeka, KS 66604-2117
Phone: 785-670-2010

How Do I Get Into Washburn Tech?

You can apply to Washburn Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Washburn Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Washburn Tech?

50% Acceptance Rate
41% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Washburn Tech is 50%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 41% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 45%.

Can I Afford Washburn Institute of Technology?

31% Take Out Loans
10.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Washburn Tech, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $4,636 a year. That adds up to $18,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washburn Tech is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Washburn Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,020 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,417 undergraduate students at Washburn Tech, with 1,020 being full-time and 397 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Washburn Tech

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,020 full-time undergraduates at Washburn Tech, 68% are male and 32% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Washburn Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washburn Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Washburn Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 468
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 448

Online Learning at Washburn Institute of Technology

33 Took All Classes Online
42 Took At Least One Class Online
70.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 42 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Washburn Tech has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Washburn Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washburn Institute of Technology was 70.5%. This is the #413 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Washburn Tech regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Washburn Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 291 67 358
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 223 0 223
Precision Metal Working 81 20 101
Allied Health Professions 75 17 92
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 16 64 80
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 63 63
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 39 0 39
Industrial Production Technology 38 0 38
Building Management & Inspection 31 2 33
Computer Systems Networking 0 32 32
Cosmetology 0 30 30
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 29 29
Ground Transportation 9 8 17
Carpentry 15 0 15
Human Development & Family Studies 13 0 13
Design & Applied Arts 0 13 13
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 11 11
Culinary Arts 0 10 10
Legal Support Services 0 9 9
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 9 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 3 5 8
Woodworking 0 6 6
Other Homeland Security 6 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 3
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0
TOTAL 840 398 1,238


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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