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Washburn University students graduate with least debt of any regional university in the Midwest according to US News and World Report's America's Best Colleges

Washburn University earned the distinction of the top ranked regional university in the Midwest with students graduating with the least debt according to the America’s Best College rankings released this week by U.S. News and World Report. Washburn students graduate with an average debt of $17,995 and 39 percent of Washburn students graduate debt free.

 Washburn rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges:

  • The University has been named a U.S. News and World Report Best College in 2014.
  • Washburn is the top ranked regional university in the Midwest of students graduating with the least debt. Washburn students graduate with an average debt of $17,995.
  • Washburn is ranked 27th out of 54 public regional universities in the Midwest.

 Background information:

  • U.S. News assigns public and private institutions to a group, based on their mission. In the Best Colleges of 2014 edition, schools are designated national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges.
  • Washburn is in the regional university category. These institutions provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs.

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    Contact:
    Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153
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