With an overall population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643, approximately 6,652 of Topeka students attend one of Topeka's schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
Of the 1 healthcare administration schools in Topeka, the largest healthcare administration school, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 30 students from its healthcare administration program.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree in Topeka. 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 healthcare administration schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
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 healthcare administration program in Topeka. And if you live on campus at one of the Topeka-based healthcare administration 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 decide to work as a healthcare administrator in Topeka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 healthcare administrators in Kansas were working in the greater Topeka area. By the year 2018, the number of healthcare administrators is expected to increase by 16% in Topeka. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in Topeka is $75,160 per year, which is lower than the average for healthcare administrators state-wide.