Washburn Institute Of Technology

Overview of Washburn Institute Of Technology

The main campus of Washburn Tech is in Topeka, KS (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. Washburn Tech offers degrees up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Washburn Tech offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to mechanics and repair, nursing and emergency medicine.

Washburn Tech Selectivity

Washburn Tech does not accept everyone who applies.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 563 enrolled students. Males make up the lion's share of the student body at Washburn Tech.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Kaw Area Technical School offers educational opportunities to high school, business/industry and adult students by providing quality technical training to meet individual and labor market needs."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Washburn Tech

Kaw Area Technical School
5724 SW Huntoon
Topeka , KS 66604-2117
General Phone: (785) 273-7140

Washburn Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine390licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, medication aide
Mechanics and Repair95electrical installation and repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Family and Social Work22child care provider
Media22printing equipment operation
Production Trades19machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Computer Science and Engineering14computer networking
Construction Trades12home furnishings, property management
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial photography
Medical Administration8medical secretary
Office and Administration8administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology8surgical tech
Engineering Technician7civil engineering tech, CAD and design
Law6legal secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts4food prep and kitchen assistant
Business and Management2parts and warehousing
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture

Number of programs and degrees for Washburn Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years26424
Award of less than 1 academic year3643

Washburn Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washburn Tech had a total enrollment of 563 students (572 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 67%
Women 33%
Full-Time 27%
Part-Time 73%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 7%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 37%
18-19 29%
20-21 8%
22-24 6%
25-29 7%
30-34 6%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Washburn Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 31 %
Part-Time 47 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 64%

Washburn Tech Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Topeka, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Washburn Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Washburn Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Washburn Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1068900)

Washburn Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Medication Aide
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

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Washburn Tech Highlights

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What Sets Washburn Tech Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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