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Washburn University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Topeka, KS

$8,762

Avg in-state tuition

$19,766

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Washburn University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

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Washburn University is a small public university located on an urban campus in Topeka, Kansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,828, and admissions are selective. The university offers 63 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 51%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,762, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,766.

Admissions Breakdown

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Acceptance Rate Insight

Information not available

Retention Rate Insight

66% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

51% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores --

High school transcript --

High school rank --

Letter of recommendation --

High school GPA --

Open admission Yes

Completion of college prep program --

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) --

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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6k

Students enrolled

45%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

52%

Unknown

23%

Hispanic

10%

Black

6%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

40% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

30

Total Online Enrollment

2,539

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

74% On-campus

26% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 63% online

Associate Check Bold 25% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 17% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 67% online

Master's Check Bold 25% online

Doctorate Check Bold 50% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,762 $19,766
Graduate $9,526 $19,206

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $993
On-campus room and board $9,838
On-campus other expenses $3,314
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,716
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,314
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,314

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,907 $33,911
Off-campus without family $23,785 $34,789
Off-campus with family $13,069 $24,073

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

89%

State Grant Aid

16%

Institution Grant Aid

66%

Pell Grant

40%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,846
State Grant Aid $2,058
Institution Grant Aid $4,559
Pell Grant Aid $4,928

Financial Outlook

$18k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC