Washburn University

Topeka, KS 66621
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Washburn University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Topeka.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,691 students attend the school. Every year 39% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Washburn University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,868, and fees were $110. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,808 and $110 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students6,691
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 22 124
Master's degree 9 36
Post-master's certificate 0 5
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1995 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
11/20/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $40

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$281/credit
In State Students$281/credit
Out of State Students$636/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$386/credit
In State Students$386/credit
Out of State Students$786/credit

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 $12,645 $12,645 $28,620
ADN 70 $19,670 $19,670 $44,520
BSN 125 $35,125 $35,125 $79,500
FNP 50 $19,300 $19,300 $39,300
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, 92% of Washburn University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 40% $4,790
Other Federal Grant 11% $900
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $1,183
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 62% $5,044
Federal Student Loans 55% $5,292
Private Loans 4% $7,962


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$10,435
$30,001 to $48,000$12,129
$48,001 to $75,000$13,953
$75,001 to $110,000$16,126
Over $110,000$15,649

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Washburn University
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

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