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There are many reasons to come to Washburn.

A great one is small class sizes taught by faculty who are experts in their field. Classes offered in flexible learning modes allow teachers to give individualized attention to each student and offer a more relaxed yet mentally challenging atmosphere for learning. Our small class sizes and easy access to your professors allow you to get to know other students in your program as well as your course instructors on a one-on-one basis. Our professors genuinely care for each student and go the extra mile to help our students become successful.

Washburn is small enough that you will always be able to find a familiar face, but still large enough that you can meet new people every day. Washburn also provides a variety of entertainment as a welcome break from your studies; we have had comedians, magicians, and musicians come to campus and students get free admission to athletic events.

Other benefits to students include the career services office, the health services and counseling offices, and a Recreation and Wellness Center with a rock climbing wall. These services and more are available to help you throughout your college career. The best part is that all of these activities are easily accessible through the free parking provided for students pursuing on-campus programs!

Mabee Library becomes an important resource accessible on-line 24/7 with reference librarians available to assist you. The library even offers extended, late-night hours for student convenience during finals week. Popular areas in the library are the white board wall and the coffee shop that provides a great place to take a study break and recharge. The new Student Welcome Center conveniently holds frequently visited offices such as admissions, the business office, and the registrar all in one place.

There are a number of reasons to attend Washburn, many that you will find out for yourself when you begin your program studies. Make the most of pursuing your advanced degree and get involved with all that Washburn has to offer you. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, or difficulty.” Higher education involves all three, but Washburn is here to help and I assure you it will be worth it. Welcome to Washburn!

Dr. Jerry Farley, President