Washburn University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,016
2.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,473
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
5,460
66.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
45.1%
369 Graduates

About

Washburn University is a higher education institution located in Shawnee County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Washburn University were Registered Nursing (152 degrees awarded), Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (52 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (48 degrees).

In 2022, 1,489 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washburn University. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (940 degrees), 6.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $9,016, which is $−14,980 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $9,016, which is $−14,980 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,473.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Washburn University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,016
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Washburn University was $9,016. The cost of tuition at Washburn University is $−14,980 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,473
2022 Value
14.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Washburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,473. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Washburn University grew by 14.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,277
Room and Board
$993
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washburn University was of $10,277 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.48% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $993. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Washburn University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.89% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Washburn University had a total enrollment of 5,460 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 3,646 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,814. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.4% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 0.861% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0549% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washburn University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,460 students. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 3,646 and the part-time enrollment is 1,814. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Washburn University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Washburn University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,409 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    664 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    397 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Washburn University is 62.4% White, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Black or African American, 4.91% Two or More Races, 1.7% Asian, 0.861% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0549% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 368 students (6.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 417 more women than men received degrees from Washburn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Washburn University is white (940 degrees awarded). There were 6.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Washburn University is Registered Nursing (152 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (52 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Washburn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washburn University are Registered nurses (1,429,901 people), Social workers, all other (200,626 people), Medical & health services managers (178,608 people), Other managers (158,575 people), and Police officers (144,073 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University in 2022 are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Health (532 degrees), and Protective Services (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washburn University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Health (532 degrees), and Protective Services (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washburn University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,618,832 people), Elementary & secondary schools (422,429 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (378,239 people), Outpatient care centers (331,908 people), and Offices of physicians (227,304 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (75 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees), Health (532 degrees), and Protective Services (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Washburn University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 152 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washburn University was Registered Nursing with 152 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

536
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
953
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 536 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University, which is 0.562 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (953).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University in Law, which is 0.869 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.61 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Washburn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Washburn University is Female and White (55.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.34% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    940 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washburn University is white (940 degrees awarded). There were 6.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (153 degrees).

13.5% of degree recipients (201 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    627 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    313 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Washburn University is white female (627 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (313 degrees).

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Operations

Washburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $191M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.78%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Washburn University had a total salary expenditure of 111M. Washburn University employs 85 Lecturers, 67 Professors and 62 Assistant professors. Most academics at Washburn University are Female Lecturer (54), Female Professor (34), and Male Professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University are: Management, with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

Endowment

$191M
2022 Endowment
9.66%
decline from 2021

Washburn University has an endowment valued at about $191M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Washburn University declined 9.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $144M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.1M
2022 Salaries
0.0842%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Washburn University paid a median of $49.1M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 0.0842% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.2M
Instructional Salaries
257
Number of Employees

In 2022, Washburn University paid a total of $19.2M to 257 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
100 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washburn University were Lecturer with 85 employees, Professor with 67 employees, and Assistant professor with 62 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University were Management with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washburn University was Female Lecturer with 54 employees, Female Professor with 34 employees, and Male Professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Washburn University.

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