Topeka has a general population of 122,377 and an overall student population of 7,643. Approximately 6,652 of Topeka's students are enrolled in schools that offer early childhood education programs.
Of the 1 early childhood education schools in Topeka, the largest early childhood education school, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in early childhood education.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in early childhood education in Topeka in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,353 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Topeka early childhood education schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for early childhood education 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 at Topeka-based early childhood education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
If you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in Topeka, your job prospects are good. There were 17,840 early childhood education professionals working in Kansas and 1,130 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. The government projects that the number of early childhood education professionals in Topeka will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for early childhood education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an early childhood education professional in Topeka is $45,160 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for early childhood education professionals.
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