Washburn University (WU) is a public institution of higher learning located in Topeka, Kansas, USA. It offers a range of programs leading to certification, associate, bachelor, master's and juris doctor degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Applied Studies, Business, Law and Nursing.

Washburn University has been continuously accredited or approved by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Professional Teacher Education Programs and Washburn University are accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Washburn School of Business is AACSB International accredited.

Some of the notable Washburn University alumni include: John F. Kilmartin, Jr. (Former chairman and CEO of Mervyns), Rich Davis (Founder of Kansas City Masterpiece), Davey Lopes (Former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team), Henry Justin Allen (21st governor of the State of Kansas), Lloyd W. Grothusen (Kansas State Representative, 1969-1970), John McCuish (34th Governor of the state of Kanas), Delano Lewis (Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and former president of National Public Radio), etc.


- Washburn University is ranked 58th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

- It has earned a top 10 rating in the 2010 America's Best Colleges rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report, rated 7th in the Midwest among public master's level universities. Master's level institutions are those which offer a full range of undergraduate and master's level programs, but few, if any doctoral programs. Overall it is placed 36th out of 146 public and private master's level institutions in the Midwest.

- Washburn University School of Law has been ranked 31st of all 200 law schools in the U.S. in "The National Jurist's Best Value Law Schools".

- The School of Business was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review.

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