Washburn University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Topeka, KS

$8,652

Avg in-state tuition

$19,656

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.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Washburn University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Topeka, Kansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,070, and admissions are selective. The university offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 51%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,652, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,656.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

Information not available

Retention Rate Insight

70% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

51% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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

47%

Online student enrollment

15:1

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

55%

Unknown

21%

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

62%

Socio-economic diversity

37% 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

28

Total Online Enrollment

2,775

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

75% On-campus

25% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 63% online

Associate Check Bold 24% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 16% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 67% online

Master's Check Bold 29% online

Doctorate Check Bold 33% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,652 $19,656
Graduate $9,416 $19,096

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $9,715
On-campus other expenses $3,600
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,030
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,600
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,600

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,967 $33,971
Off-campus without family $25,282 $36,286
Off-campus with family $13,252 $24,256

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

69%

Pell Grant

37%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,274
State Grant Aid $1,767
Institution Grant Aid $5,322
Pell Grant Aid $4,873

Financial Outlook

$18k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.