Wamegoans are highly educated compared to the general population. 87% of our adult population has a high school diploma or higher educational attainment.
Wamego is served by USD 320 an excellent K-12 school system. The population 3 years old and older enrolled in school is 1294. Of these 147 are in nursery or kindergarten, 571 in elementary or middle school and 346 in high school. 230 are students in college or graduate school.
Wamego is home to a branch of Highland Community College which provides many of the core curriculum courses required by four-year universities, as well as adult continuing education and technical training.
Kansas State University is only 13 miles west of Wamego, and offers BA, MA and Ph.D. programs in many disciplines. Washburn University in Topeka is only 34 miles east of Wamego and offers liberal arts BA, several masters programs and an outstanding law school. The University of Kansas is 67 miles east of Wamego via Interstate 70, in Lawrence, Kansas. It is noted as the premier public Liberal Arts University in Kansas.