Washburn University is a co-educational academic institution situated on a 160-acre urban campus in Topeka, Kansas. Washburn was established in 1865 by members of the Congregational church that believed that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or income had the right to earn an education. WU operates with a mission to enrich the lives of students by providing them with opportunities that will allow them to develop and realize their academic, intellectual and professional potential, which enables them to become productive, responsible citizens. WU is committed to excellence in scholarly work, teaching, quality academic and professional programs, and faculty-student interaction.
WU offers academic programs that lead to certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees through
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Applied Studies
- School of Business
- School of Law
- School of Nursing
Some of WU’s degree and certificate programs are offered entirely online.