Located in Topeka, Kansas, the Washburn Institute of Technology (WIT) can be found in one of the larger cities in the southern mid-west region, a city which is also the capital of the entire state. The population of Topeka is 127,473, and the city is well known for its popular and effective public school systems. There are plenty of arts and culture points in the city as well, as it was the location of the legendary US Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, making segregation illegal in the United States.
In 2012, the Washburn Institute of Technology charged $4,108 for tuition and had enrollment of just over 900 students. With a retention rate of 83%, WIT is very successful at keeping its students through graduation and helping them find high quality jobs. As a vocational school for adults, it helps to offer plenty of technical degrees that are of use in the local economy. Here is a list of offered programs:
- Health Care
- Human Services
These programs help provide students with valuable technical skills that eventually lead to employment in the area for most graduates. Enrollment is open, and to be fully admitted you first have to pass an entrance exam and complete an admissions interview. WIT is a great option for those living in Topeka who want to jump start their careers in tech fields.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Washburn Institute of Technology by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $5,000-$6,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $100 to $120 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||90%||$3,718|
|Receiving Student Loans||49%||$5,199|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Washburn Institute of Technology may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1995)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Washburn Institute of Technology.
- Northland Career Center in Platte City, MO (56 miles away)
- Hillyard Technical Center in Saint Joseph, MO (71 miles away)
- Lex La - Ray Technical Center in Lexington, MO (101 miles away)
- Salina Area Technical College in Salina, KS (103 miles away)
- Nevada Regional Technical Center in Nevada, MO (111 miles away)