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 health information programs.
Of the 1 health information schools in Topeka, the largest health information school, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Health Information program at Washburn University.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a health information degree in Topeka. If you decide to attend one of Topeka's health information 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.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a health information program in Topeka. And if you live on campus at one of the Topeka-based health information 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.
If you plan on staying in Topeka after graduating from health information school, you should know that job prospects for health information technicians in Topeka, which is the most popular health information profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,320 health information technicians in Kansas, 190 were working in the greater Topeka area. The number of health information technicians in Topeka is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for health information technicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a health information technician in Topeka is $32,090 per year, which is higher than the average for health information technicians state-wide.