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Learning for a Lifetime

Washburn University is a public metropolitan institution emphasizing excellence in teaching. The emphasis on quality instruction has been maintained since Washburn’s founding in 1865. The University’s educational objectives are to prepare individuals for careers, graduate education, and for a lifetime of continuous learning. The open admissions policy for undergraduate students allows Washburn to offer higher education to a diverse population. Washburn offers a broad-based liberal arts and professional education through approximately 200 programs leading to certificates and to associate, baccalaureate, master, and juris doctorate degrees; more than 1,200 degrees and certificates are awarded annually. "Learning for a lifetime" captures the spirit of Washburn University.

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Washburn is Student Focused

Washburn University is student-focused and is committed to an environment appropriate to the needs of a diverse student population. In the pursuit of its mission to help all students achieve their full academic potential, the University provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, state-of-the art technology, and academic support services to foster learning. Washburn's vision of academic excellence includes small classes taught by full-time faculty members. Outside the classroom, there are many opportunities for students to connect with others who share their interests through activities such as professional clubs, Greek life, intramural sports, and service organizations.

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