Higher Education

Make yourself a home

Creating a home that’s everything you’ve dreamed about is well within your reach in Topeka. The city’s housing market prices below the national average and there’s plenty of well-established neighborhoods featuring adorable, yet affordable houses. You’ll have room in the budget to bring all your Pinterest inspiration to life.

These neighborhoods feature charming homes with convenient locations.

Washburn University

Washburn offers students more than 200 courses of study with a 22:1 student to faculty ratio. More than 70% of full-time faculty have the highest degree attainable in their field, and classes are never taught by graduate teaching assistants. The beautiful 160 acre campus is easy to navigate with modern facilities.

Washburn Institute of Technology

Washburn Institute of Technology offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. With a low student/faculty ratio and small classes, students get to know their professors and graduate with the skills they need to get a job. Washburn Tech has two campus locations in Topeka.

Kansas State University

K-State is in Manhattan, about an hour’s drive from Topeka, offering over 250 majors as a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution. The beautiful setting in Manhattan is home to more than 22,000 enrolled students.

University of Kansas

The KU Lawrence campus is a 30 minute drive from Topeka, offering more than 400 courses of study in a major research setting. The beautiful campus hosts enrollment of more than 28,000 students.

Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College is a for-profit college offering in person and online instruction in over 50 programs with seven major areas of study.

Friends University

Friends offers distance learning online, or in person at your business when there are eight of more students enrolled. Friends offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Baker University

Baker University is a private liberal arts university in Baldwin City, Kansas, about an hour from Topeka. It was the first university in Kansas and now has more than 3,000 students enrolled in four schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education, and School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

Haskell Indian Nations University

Haskell University is a federally operated tribal university in Lawrence, about 30 minutes from Topeka. The school has enrollment of about 1,000 students from Native American tribes across the United States.
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