Facts you should know
is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students of all backgrounds
have been finding their niche since 1865.
in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127,400 residents -
Washburn can give students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing
students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.
beautiful campus - on 160 acres - offers easy navigability, historic
architecture, industry-standard technology in classrooms and labs and free
parking. With 7,303 students on campus, you'll be a name not a number.
the academic environment is one hard to beat. Consider these facts:
- Affordable education: Tuition is charged per credit. Missouri students
– you pay resident tuition!
- Student/faculty ratio:
15:1. And 40 percent of undergraduate courses have fewer than 20 students.
- Courses taught by
experienced faculty: 83 percent of Washburn’s full-time faculty
members hold doctorates or the highest degree awarded in their discipline.
No courses are taught by graduate teaching assistants. This means
undergraduate students work directly with professors in courses, research
and other projects.
- Academic options: More
than 200 courses of study are offered.
- Nationally recognized:
U.S News and World Report annually ranks Washburn as one of the best
colleges in the Midwest.
- Graduate with experience:
More than 1,000 Washburn students participate in an internship each year.
In several majors an internship or other hands-on experience in a
professional work environment is required for graduation.
- Public or private?
Washburn is publicly funded, independently governed and state coordinated.
In addition to funding from city and county taxes, Washburn receives
financial support from the State of Kansas.
- Academics are a priority:
On-campus tutoring options, study centers and the First Year Experience
program a available to ensure students are successful. Washburn's 257
student athletes had a cumulative grade point average of 3.01 for the Fall