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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Washburn University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Washburn University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Washburn University?
Contact details for Washburn University are given below.
|Address:||1700 Sw College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621-0001|
How Do I Get Into Washburn University?
You can apply to Washburn University online at: www.washburn.edu/admissions/apply.html
Can I Afford Washburn University?
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
There are also 813 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,597 full-time undergraduates at Washburn University, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washburn University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||217|
|Hispanic or Latino||428|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Washburn University has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Business Administration & Management||27%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||14%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||14%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||14%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||31%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||8%|
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|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#46|
|Allied Health Professions||#66|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#73|
|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|
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.
*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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