Facts

Facts you should know

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students of all backgrounds have been finding their niche since 1865.

Nestled 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.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - offers easy navigability, historic architecture, industry-standard technology in classrooms and labs and free parking. With 6,973 students on campus, you'll be a name not a number.

And the academic environment is one hard to beat. Consider these facts:

  • Affordable education: Tuition is charged per credit. If you're from Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma or Texas, you'll 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 has recognized Washburn for its low student debt upon graduation.
  • 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 are available to ensure students are successful.