Topeka has a total population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643. Of these students, 6,652 are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
Topeka's largest biology school is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in biology.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in biology in Topeka in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Topeka's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,353 per year in instate tuition and $26,003 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for biology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
After graduating with your credentials in biology, if you decide to work as a biologist in Topeka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 890 biologists in Kansas, 250 were working in the greater Topeka area. By the year 2018, the number of biologists is expected to increase by 16% in Topeka. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,120 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.