Washburn University has a rich history dating back more than years. Our university was founded in by members of the Congregational Church on the principle that all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or family income — have the right to earn an education. On February 6,the citizens of Topeka voted to take on the school and operate it as a public institution and Washburn became a municipal university — a public institution with its primary support coming from local government.
Today, people often mistake us for a private university, perhaps because of our academic quality, small class sizes and beautifully maintained campus. However, Washburn University is a publicly funded, independently governed university.
Whether you want to be an actuary, an athletic trainer or a book editor, a teacher, research scientist or performance musician, Washburn University can get you there. Our faculty is focused first on teaching. While all faculty members are expected to stay current in their fields and encouraged to pursue research interests, you as a student are the top priority.
Washburn University students have many financial aid options available to help with the cost of education, including work-study, student loans, grants and scholarships. Funding sources include the federal government, the state of Kansas, Washburn University and the Washburn University Foundation.
The Washburn University Financial Aid Office can assist you with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid, providing quality service and personal guidance to all students. Also, be sure to check your particular area of study. Many academic departments also have departmental scholarships. A college education does not begin or end at the classroom door, our opportunities to learn occur in all aspects of the Washburn experience. With more than student organizations at Washburn, students and members of the university community enjoy tremendous opportunities to build friendships and rewarding experiences.
Washburn is home to 6, students at its traditional acre campus at 17th Street and College Ave and the Washburn Tech Campus on Huntoon. While many of our students come from Kansas, we host students from across the United States as well as more than students from 41 countries. Washburn University is a public institution with just under 7, students and 1, faculty and staff involved in more than academic programs.
There is so much to do on the Washburn University campus and the more involved you are, the better your experience as an Ichabod will be. They can even help you network for your future. Sincere in the search for truth and knowledge. Studious and serious, but a friend to all.
That is the spirit of Ichabod Washburn, and the spirit that lives on here at Washburn University as embodied in our beloved mascot — Mr. New Student Orientation. Intramural Registration Opens.
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