Washburn University

1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1010
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Washburn University is a four-year public institution in Topeka, Kan. that was founded in 1865 by the Congregationalist Church. The U.S News & World Report ranked Washburn University 70th in the Regional Universities (Midwest) category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. Washburn University has a student population of 7,303 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Programs Offered

Washburn University offers more than 200 programs through the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Applied Studies, School of Business, School of Nursing, and School of Law. Areas of study include art, mass media, music, biochemistry, computer information science, forensic chemical science, physics, history, psychology, integrated studies, accounting economics, finance, management, marketing, and nursing. Graduate programs are available in business, criminal justice, education health care, liberal studies, nursing, psychology, and law. Washburn University also offers online degree programs. The 2+2 Partnership for Learning and Networking (PLAN) is a bachelor’s degree completion program including health science, integrated studies, applied science, and criminal justice curriculum. Washburn also offers an allied health certificate program and several online classes.


Washburn University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913.


Washburn University requires prospective students to submit an online application, official high school transcripts, and a $20 application fee. Students must also submit ACT scores. For scholarship consideration, students must turn in their fall applications by Feb. 15. Scholarship consideration requires students to have a 3.0 GPA or higher and an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.


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