Great Bend has a total population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237. Of these students, 4,237 are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Great Bend, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Barton County Community College.
If you decide to attend one of Great Bend's information technology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in instate tuition and $14,552 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Great Bend. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Bend-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you plan on staying in Great Bend after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Great Bend, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 information technology professionals in Kansas were working in the greater Great Bend area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Great Bend will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,680 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.