About Washburn

All about Washburn

Washburn University is a public institution with more than 7,500 students and 1,000 faculty and staff involved in more than 200 academic programs. Our programs lead to certification, associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctor of nursing practice and juris doctor degrees.

All of our programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law  and Nursing on a 160-acre residential campus in the heart of Topeka, Kan.

The broadly-based liberal arts and professional programs are enriched by a long-standing interactive relationship between the campus and Kansas’s capital city community.

It's easy to get involved

In addition to a wide range of academic options, students can participate in more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations – from The Bod Squad, which supports Washburn’s NCAA Division II athletic programs, to student government and beyond. Students, faculty and staff also can enjoy numerous volunteer, cultural and recreational opportunities throughout campus and the Topeka community

At Washburn a quality education is affordable

Since its founding in 1865, Washburn has been providing students of all walks of life a place to realize their dreams. Today, our legacy of affordable, quality education for all continues.

  • Washburn is annually ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.
  • More than $70 million in financial aid is available to students annually.
  • Scholarships awarded from university resources total $7.9 million.
  • Residents of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas pay Kansas resident tuition.

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