Washburn University in Topeka

Topeka, KS

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)

Washburn University offers 324-degree programs and 75 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 41.2% are women, and 58.8% are men. 4% percents of international students. Washburn University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Washburn University is 11505$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11276 and $17817 per year. 35% of full-time Washburn University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Washburn University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Washburn University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,052
$30,001 - $48,000$10,757
$48,001 - $75,000$12,896
$75,001 - $110,000$14,366



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3890

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3547 of Washburn University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Washburn University number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Washburn University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Washburn University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball

Graduation Rate


Washburn University graduation rate is below the national average.

35% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Washburn University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Washburn University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Washburn University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Washburn University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kansas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on WASHBURN UNIVERSITY

The campus located by 1700 Sw College Avenue address in Topeka, Kansas.


WASHBURN UNIVERSITY in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Washburn University with 0.19% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on WASHBURN UNIVERSITY are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Washburn University offers 324 programs in total: 174 are for Bachelor's degree, 63 - for Associate's degree, 42 - for Master's degree, 18 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Washburn University is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 75 distance learning programs that are offered in the Washburn University: 30 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.


Washburn University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4358 students with 130754 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 339 with 8139 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 422 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Washburn University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I love Washburn! I’ve made so many friends here, and the faculty and staff want the students to succeed. It’s small enough that you know a lot of people around campus, but not so small that everyone knows everyone. Perfect size, great people, and beautiful campus.

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Overall Rating:

Grateful to graduate! But not happy how Washburn sends you out a letter AFTER graduation, saying you have to take a class over..I've heard from people in my family that OTHER universities let you know if you have met the requirements before graduation...One way or another I will finish this class. Personally, I think a C is pretty hard to get in Mathematics, my least favorite subject! A "D" should do well. At LEAST its NOT failing. Tread lightly at Washburn. They may make you take more classes after Graduation! Despicable. I had a lot more pride in Washburn until now...but I forgive them.

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Overall Rating:

Corrupt university. I was arrested by Washburn campus police at the Topeka Public library(NO Topeka police even there!). Campus police must think they are deputies or state troopers, completely out of their mind outside their precinct. I'm in the process of filing a public safety complaint against captain Matt Simpson who used campus resources to track me down at a public payphone. I was dubiously suspended there from the recommendation of "exectuvie director" Richard Liedtke who claims I was harassing people on campus. Completely false. I emailed the president about my dubious expulsion and never heard back. Very indifferent university and corrupt go there at your own risk, they may not like you and suspend you on one man's testimony.

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Overall Rating:

Pretty campus nice architecture interesting art pieces friendly people

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Overall Rating:

I did my undergraduates here and had a great time. If your looking for a high quality college check them out

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Location & Website

Address: 1700 SW College Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7856701010

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: washburn.edu

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