Washburn Institute of Technology

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Washburn Institute of Technology
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Other name
Washburn Tech
Former names
Northeast Kansas Vocational Technical School (1964–1967)
Kaw Area Vocational Technical School (1967–1992)
Kaw Area Technical School (1992–2008)
Type Public coed two-year technical college
Established 1964 (54 years ago) (1964)
Dean Clark Coco
Location 5724 SW Huntoon
Topeka, Kansas 66604
, United States
39°02′40″N 95°45′05″W / 39.044363°N 95.751289°W / 39.044363; -95.751289Coordinates: 39°02′40″N 95°45′05″W / 39.044363°N 95.751289°W / 39.044363; -95.751289
Campus Urban
Affiliations Washburn University
Website washburntech.edu

The Washburn Institute of Technology (colloquially known as WU Tech) is an American institute of technology located in Topeka, Kansas. It houses a variety of programs including nursing, auto technology and culinary arts. It is administered under Washburn University.


The school was established in 1941 as the Topeka Trade School. Kansas lawmakers passed legislation in 1964 creating the Northeast Kansas Vocational Technical School. It became the Kaw Area Vocational Technical School in 1967 and opened the doors of its current facility in 1968. In 1992, the school became the Kaw Area Technical School. Responsibility for the school was changed from Topeka Unified School District 501 Board of Education to Washburn University in 2008, and the name was changed to Washburn Institute of Technology around that time.[1]

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  1. ^ Staff. "History". Washburn Tech. Retrieved August 5, 2017.

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