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 information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Topeka, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 9 students from its information technology program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in information technology in Topeka in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Topeka's information technology schools was $18,353 per year for instate students and $26,003 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for information technology related books and supplies each 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 information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Topeka, your job prospects are good. There were 2,370 information technology professionals working in Kansas and 210 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. Topeka's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.