Hutchinson has a general population of 40,787 and an overall student population of 5,519. Approximately 5,453 of Hutchinson's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Hutchinson Community College is the largest information technology school in Hutchinson, based on student population. In 2010, Hutchinson Community College graduated approximately 11 students from its information technology program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Hutchinson's information technology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,048 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hutchinson information technology schools was an average of $13,136 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,816 per year, on average, for room and board at Hutchinson-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,032.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Hutchinson, your job prospects are good. There were 2,370 information technology professionals working in Kansas and 290 working in the greater Hutchinson area in 2010. The number of information technology professionals in Hutchinson is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Hutchinson is $71,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.