Washburn University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,652
0.675% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,198
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.14%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,880
64.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42%
293 Graduates

About

Washburn University is a higher education institution located in Shawnee County, KS. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Washburn University were Registered Nursing (149 degrees awarded), Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (76 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (44 degrees).

In 2020, 1,612 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washburn University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,114 degrees), 7.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $8,652, which is $−13,878 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $8,652, which is $−13,878 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,198.

In 2020, 64% of undergraduate students attending Washburn University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,652
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Washburn University was $8,652. The cost of tuition at Washburn University is $−13,878 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,198
2020 Value
3.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Washburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,198. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Washburn University grew by 3.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,266
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washburn University was of $10,266 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.96% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Washburn University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.14%
2018 Default Rate
105
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Washburn University was 6.14%, which represents 105 out of the 1711 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Washburn University has a total enrollment of 5,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 3,795 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,085. This means that 64.5% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.7% White, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.085% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.3%), followed by White Male (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,880 students. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 3,795 and the part-time enrollment is 2,085. This means that 64.5% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Washburn University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,216
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    584
  3. Black or African American
    334

The enrolled student population at Washburn University is 54.7% White, 9.93% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.085% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 1,244 students (21.2%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 494 more women than men received degrees from Washburn University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Washburn University is white (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Washburn University is Registered Nursing (149 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (76 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (44 degrees).

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 (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), and Health (541 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 (1,333,588 people), Other managers (201,883 people), Social workers, all other (174,913 people), Medical & health services managers (171,889 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (161,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Health (541 degrees), Communications (69 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washburn University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Health (541 degrees), Communications (69 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees).

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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 (1,567,813 people), Elementary & secondary schools (473,093 people), Outpatient care centers (292,056 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (283,598 people), and Offices of physicians (208,797 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (124 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Health (541 degrees), Communications (69 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees).

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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
  1. 149 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washburn University was Registered Nursing with 149 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

559
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,053
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 559 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,053).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University in Law, which is 1.45 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 132 degrees were awarded to women at Washburn University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.76 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Washburn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Washburn University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 24.6% of graduates (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,114 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    147 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washburn University is white (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

7.07% of degree recipients (114 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    725 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    389 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Washburn University is white female (725 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (389 degrees).

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Washburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $170M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.88%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Washburn University had a total salary expenditure of $100M. Washburn University employs 85 Lecturers, 70 Professors, and 66 Assistant professors. Most academics at Washburn University are Female Lecturers (53), Female Assistant professors(37), and Male Professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, Management, with 100 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

Endowment

$170M
2020 Endowment
4.53%
decline from 2019

Washburn University has an endowment valued at about $170M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Washburn University declined 4.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $130M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Washburn University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $27.2k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Washburn University received $27.2k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$51M
2020 Salaries
0.251%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Washburn University paid a median of $51M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($100M) and a 0.251% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.97% growth from 2018 and a 3.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M
Instructional Salaries
269
Number of Employees

In 2020, Washburn University paid a total of $19.4M to 269 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washburn University were Lecturer with 85 employees; Professor with 70 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University were Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; Management with 100 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washburn University was Female Lecturer with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Male Professor with 36 employees.

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

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