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Study at Washburn University

Washburn University, or WU, is a co-educational, public institution of higher learning located in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It was established in the year 1865. WU offers many undergraduate and graduate programs as well as professional programs in law and business. Washburn University enrolls more 5, 000 undergraduate students and over 1, 000 graduate students every year. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Applied Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing
Washburn University's athletics department fields various men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Washburn Ichabods and the Lady Blues. They compete in the NCAA Division II sports.

Profile of Washburn University

Washburn University is located in a medium-sized city, in Topeka, KS. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Washburn University top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Washburn University often study law.

Washburn University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Washburn University offers classes to 6, 901 students (5, 547 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life

Washburn University has a large share of part-time students. Students sports include formal participation in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association competitions.

Washburn University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management171business management, finance, accounting, marketing, business, non-profit management, managerial economics, banking, . . .
Medical Support and Technology161radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, respiratory care tech, medical coding, surgical tech
Law154law, legal assistant, legal secretary, legal studies
Liberal Arts103political science, English, history, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, anthropology, Spanish language, German language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement90criminal justice and administration, corrections, forensic science, security services management, security and loss prevention
Family and Social Work82social work, human services, public administration
Therapy and Counselling78mental and social health services, psychology, physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling
Education and Teaching72elementary school teaching, educational administration, special ed, physical education teaching, music teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, reading teaching, . . .
Media48mass communication, communication studies
Medical administration36health and medical administrative, medical records tech, health care facilities management
Design32design and applied arts
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, systems analyst
Science22biology, chemistry, physics, physical sciences, natural sciences
Art Studies15art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15health and physical education, athletic trainer
Mechanics and Repair15mechanic and repair
Music4music, music performance
office and Administration3administrative assistant, office management
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Cooking and Culinary Arts0institutional food workers
Engineering Technician0engineering technology, drafting

Contact: Washburn University

Washburn University

1700 SW College Avenue

Topeka, KS 66621-0001

General Phone: (785) 670-1010


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