Manhattan Area Tech and Washburn Tech nursing programs rank top 5 in state

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Two local colleges had their nursing programs ranked among the best in the state.

In a 2019 ranking of the best LPN programs in the state, ranked Manhattan Area Technical College third and Washburn Tech University at fifth.

The study measured the percentage of students from each school that passed the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX.

Manhattan Area Technical was also praised for its student-centered, personalized instruction, while Washburn Tech was praised for how accessible its program is.

The study ranked 17 Kansas nursing programs in total. They eliminated any programs that did not have passing rate data for at least the last two years.

The full results can be seen on is a website built by nurses to help guide potential nurses in pursuing their careers.