Hays has a total population of 20,013 and a student population of 11,350. Of these students, 11,308 are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Hays's largest information technology school is Fort Hays State University. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Fort Hays State University with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with an information technology degree in Hays. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,674 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hays information technology schools was an average of $22,827 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $840 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hays-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
If you plan on staying in Hays after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Hays, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. There were 2,370 information technology professionals working in Kansas and 290 working in the greater Hays area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 19% in Hays. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Hays, 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.