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 design programs.
The largest design school in Topeka, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 6 students from its design program.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in design in Topeka in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Topeka's design 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 design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Topeka-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Topeka, your job prospects are average. There were 2,920 designers working in Kansas and 120 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Topeka will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Topeka is $42,310 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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