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Washburn University Overview

Located in Topeka, Kansas, Washburn University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Topeka makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Washburn University Known For?

1,259 Undergraduate Awards
$26,842 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Washburn University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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Washburn University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Washburn University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Insurance Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Online Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Washburn University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#19 Best Healthcare Undergraduate Certificate Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#52 Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates College Factual
#64 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual

Where Is Washburn University?

Location of Washburn University

Contact details for Washburn University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Sw College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621-0001
Phone: 785-670-1010
Website: www.washburn.edu

How Do I Get Into Washburn University?

You can apply to Washburn University online at: www.washburn.edu/admissions/apply.html

As long as you submit the requested materials to Washburn University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Washburn University?

$26,842 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
10.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Washburn University is $26,842. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,729 a year. That adds up to $22,916 over four years for those students.

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

Washburn University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,794 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,719 undergraduate students at Washburn University, with 3,794 being full-time and 1,925 being part-time.

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

There are also 852 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,794 full-time undergraduates at Washburn University, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Washburn University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Washburn University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 209
Hispanic or Latino 454
White 2,502
International Students 210
Other Races/Ethnicities 371

Geographic Diversity

Kansas students aren't the only ones who study at Washburn University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 44 countries are represented at Washburn University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

Online Learning at Washburn University

756 Took All Classes Online
2,427 Took At Least One Class Online
6.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Washburn University. In 2017-2018, 2,427 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 11th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Washburn University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washburn University was 6.2%. This is the #1,592 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Washburn University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Washburn University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Anthropology 14%
Business Administration & Management 27%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14%
Health Professions 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 14%
Mental & Social Health Services 31%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Nursing 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Washburn University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Washburn University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering-Related Fields #37
Mental & Social Health Services #46
Social Work #53
Allied Health Professions #66
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #73
Engineering Technologies #104
Teacher Education Subject Specific #141
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #144
Public Administration & Social Service #148
Health & Medical Administrative Services #225
Criminal Justice & Corrections #278
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #316
Nursing #348
Education #446

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 University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 160 30 2 16 208
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 144 0 0 0 2 0 146
Allied Health Professions 7 28 70 29 0 0 0 134
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 103
Social Work 0 0 0 33 0 55 0 88
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 1 0 69 0 9 0 79
Mental & Social Health Services 0 3 0 27 36 12 0 78
Business Administration & Management 0 0 4 37 0 29 0 70
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 4 49 0 0 0 64
General Psychology 0 0 0 47 0 13 0 60
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 58
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 40
Accounting 0 0 0 33 0 6 0 39
Marketing 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 3 0 27 0 0 0 30
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 14 4 8 0 26
General English Literature 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 19 0 0 0 21
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Legal Support Services 0 3 0 12 0 0 0 15
General Biology 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
History 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Mathematics 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Anthropology 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Public Administration 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Music 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
International Business 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Sociology 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Insurance 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Culinary Arts 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Religious Studies 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Physics 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Science Technologies/Technicians 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Natural Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Economics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 275 81 896 70 151 119 1,599

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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