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 small business programs.
Washburn University is the largest small business school in Topeka, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Small Business program at Washburn University.
Tuition in 2009 at Topeka's small business schools was $18,353 per year for instate students and $26,003 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for small business related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Topeka-based small business 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 small business professional in Topeka, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 20,020 small business professionals in Kansas. Of these small business professionals, 1,880 were working in the greater Topeka area. Topeka's small business professional workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for small business professionals.
As a small business professional in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,530 per year. This is lower than the average salary for small business professionals in the state.