Founded in 1941, Washburn University is a public, co-ed university located in Topeka, Kansas. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Washburn University offers over 200 certification, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctor degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business, Applied Studies, Law and Nursing. The university has broadly-based liberal arts and professional education programs. The most popular majors at Washburn University are Business, Management, Communication, Education, Health Professions, Sciences, and Security and protective services. The student-to-faculty ratio at Washburn University is 16:1, and more than 40 percent of the classes have fewer than 20 students.
The Office of Academic Outreach offers numerous programs that have been designed to help the university’s students succed. Academic support programs and special services include online and distance education programs; web conferencing information; summer sessions; early start options for high school students; and professional development. Support services offered by the School of Business include Lean Six Sigma and Human Resources. The School of Applied Studies offers services and programs that include social services and mental health, and the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies. The College of Arts and Sciences has LSAT Prep resources, a Command Spanish program, the Ad Astra Advanced Placement Summer Institute, PBS TeacherLine Courses and the ED 674 Graduate Credit Option.