Washburn University

1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621-0001

About Washburn University

Washburn University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within a professional field other than business or education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,766
Student Age% Under 2560%
 % 25 and Over39%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time67%
 % Part-time33%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.0%
 % Black5.1%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino5.1%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown18.3%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted100%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled47%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,296
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,186
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid85%
 % Undergraduates with Loans58%
 % Undergraduates with Grants66%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,500
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,937
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,074
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,096
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,096
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,096

Neighborhood Data for the Topeka Area

Median Age35.5
Median Household Income$40,362
Total Population126,842
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.2% 51.8%
 Age 0-952.4%47.6%
 Age 10-1750.7%49.3%
 Age 18-2449.2%50.8%
 Age 25-2948.1%51.9%
 Age 30-3948.8%51.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.2%
 % Black11.4%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino13.0%
 % Native American1.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,937
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,074
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$498
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50074.5%46.8%10.6%
 $500 to $7499.0%41.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9992.5%6.3%27.6%
 Over $100014.0%5.1%7.1%
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