Washburn University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,868

2.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,170

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,691

66.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.1%

248 Graduates

About

Washburn University is a higher education institution located in Shawnee County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Washburn University were Registered Nursing (146 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (37 degrees), and General Finance (36 degrees).

In 2017, 1,518 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washburn University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,021 degrees), 5.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (193 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $7,868, which is $-12,865 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $7,868, which is $-12,865 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,170.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,868

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Washburn University was $7,868. The cost of tuition at Washburn University is $-12,865 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,170

2017 Value

13.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Washburn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,170. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Washburn University grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,890

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washburn University was of $8,890 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Washburn University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

10.1%

2016 Default Rate

195

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Washburn University was 10.1%, which represents 195 out of the 1935 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Washburn University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 6,691 students enrolled at Washburn University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Washburn University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Washburn University has a total enrollment of 6,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 4,463 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Black or African American, 4.45% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0598% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washburn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (32.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washburn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Washburn University is 4,463 and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Washburn University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 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 73%. 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

    4,414

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    683

  3. Black or African American

    376

The enrolled student population at Washburn University is 66% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Black or African American, 4.45% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0598% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 539 students (8.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 342 more women than men received degrees from Washburn University. The majority of degree recipients at Washburn University are white (1,021 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (193 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Washburn University is Registered Nursing (146 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (37 degrees) and General Finance (36 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 (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), and Science Technologies (4 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,315,681 people), Social workers, all other (184,056 people), Medical & health services managers (153,069 people), Pharmacists (132,358 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (121,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Health (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Health (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 (1,510,082 people), Elementary & secondary schools (343,491 people), Outpatient care centers (267,890 people), Offices of physicians (201,838 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (188,912 people).

The most specialized majors at Washburn University are Legal (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), Science Technologies (4 degrees), Health (470 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 146 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washburn University was Registered Nursing with 146 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 588

  2. 930

In 2017, 588 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (930).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Washburn University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.88 times less than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to women at Washburn University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.16 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Washburn University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 16.5% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,021 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    193 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washburn University is white (1,021 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (193 degrees).

12.7% of degree recipients (193 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    630 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    391 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Washburn University is white female (630 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (391 degrees).

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Operations

Washburn University has an endowment valued at nearly $171M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.11M (4.17%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Washburn University had a total expenditure of $101M. Of that $101M, they spent $48M on salaries and $101M on benefits.

Washburn University employs 78 Professors, 76 Lecturers, and 69 Assistant professors. Most academics at Washburn University are Female Lecturers (46), Female Assistant professors(45), and Male Professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, Management, with 97 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$171M

2017 Endowment

7.65%

growth from 2016

Washburn University has an endowment valued at about $171M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Washburn University grew 7.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $138M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $0 - Federal

  2. $7.5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Washburn University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$48M

Salary Expenditure

$101M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Washburn University had a total expenditure of $101M. Of that $101M, they spent $48M on salaries and $101M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Washburn University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$48M

2017 Salaries

6.08%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Washburn University paid a median of $48M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 6.08% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.16% growth from 2015 and a 0.816% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.1M

Instructional Salaries

274

Number of Employees

In 2017, Washburn University paid a total of $19.1M to 274 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

120 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washburn University were Professor with 78 employees; Lecturer with 76 employees; and Lecturer with 69 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washburn University were Office and Administrative Support with 120 employees; Management with 97 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washburn University was Female Lecturer with 46 employees, Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Male Professor with 41 employees.

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

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