Manhattan has a general population of 44,831 and an overall student population of 24,547. Approximately 23,581 of Manhattan's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Manhattan, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Kansas State University. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Kansas State University with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Manhattan's information technology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,399 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Manhattan information technology schools was an average of $29,106 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,195 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,752 per year, on average, for room and board at Manhattan-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,647.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Manhattan, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,370 information technology professionals in Kansas, 70 were working in the greater Manhattan area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Manhattan will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Manhattan, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.