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Washburn Institute of Technology is a public institution situated in Topeka, Kansas. Topeka is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

892 Full-Time Undergraduates
$7,104 Avg In-State Tuition

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Washburn Institute of Technology Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Washburn Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Health Aids & Attendants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Heavy Equipment Maintenance Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Washburn Institute of Technology?


Contact details for Washburn Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5724 Sw Huntoon, Topeka, KS 66604-2117
Phone: 785-670-2010

Can I Afford Washburn Tech?

$7,104 In-State Tuition
33% Take Out Loans
9.4% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Washburn Tech paid $148 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,104 $7,104
Fees $1,056 $1,056
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Washburn Tech, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,248 a year. That adds up to $20,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Washburn Tech is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Washburn Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

892 Full-Time Undergraduates
33% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,107 undergraduate students at Washburn Tech, with 892 being full-time and 215 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 892 full-time undergraduates at Washburn Tech, 67% are male and 33% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Washburn Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 103
White 521
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 227

Online Learning at Washburn Institute of Technology

0 Took All Classes Online
13 Took At Least One Class Online
50.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 13 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Washburn Tech has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Washburn Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Washburn Institute of Technology was 50.8%. This is the #558 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Washburn Tech regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Washburn Institute of Technology Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 131 0 131
Welding Technology/Welder 91 26 117
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 71 71
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 64 0 64
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 54 0 54
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 53 0 53
Electrician 0 43 43
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 38 38
Carpentry/Carpenter 35 0 35
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 29 29
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 26 0 26
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 25 25
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 13 11 24
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 0 21 21
Surgical Technology 0 17 17
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 17 0 17
Medication Aide 16 0 16
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 13 0 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 12 12
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 0 11 11
Cabinetmaking & Millwork 0 10 10
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 9 9
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 9 9
Building/Property Maintenance 8 0 8
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 5 5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 1 2 3
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 3 3
TOTAL 522 342 864


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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