Washburn University

country rank  716
world rank  1992

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University Overview

Founded in 1865, Washburn University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Topeka (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Kansas. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Washburn University is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Washburn University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Washburn University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1865
Motto Purificatus non consumptus
Purified but not consumed
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 1700 SW College Avenue
66621-0001 Kansas
United States
Tel +1 (785) 670 1010
Fax +1 (785) 670 1009

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1700 SW College Morgan 114
Topeka 66621
(785) 670 1030
800 332 0291

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Washburn University's Library
Washburn University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 380,368 physical volumes, 20,773 physical media, 43,465 digital/electronic medium and 531 licensed digital/electronic databases. Washburn University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Washburn University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,020 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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