Washburn Institute of Technology

Topeka, KS 66604
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Washburn Institute of Technology is the only public career college in Kansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Topeka.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,393 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 261 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 193 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 66% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Washburn Institute of Technology's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,048, and fees were $864. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,048 and $864 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students1,393
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 64
Certificate 30 253
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 91.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
02/10/2004 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1995 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$126/credit
In State Students$126/credit
Out of State Students$126/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,670 $5,670 $5,670
ADN 70 $8,820 $8,820 $8,820
BSN 125 $15,750 $15,750 $15,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Washburn Institute of Technology's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,413
Other Federal Grant 7% $2,200
State Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,784
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 52% $867
Federal Student Loans 39% $4,731
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,669
$30,001 to $48,000$10,104
$48,001 to $75,000$11,961
$75,001 to $110,000$14,904
Over $110,000$14,154

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Washburn Institute of Technology
5724 SW Huntoon
Topeka, KS 66604

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