With an overall population of 5,450 and a student population of 1,565, approximately 1,565 of Colby students attend one of Colby's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Colby's largest administrative assistant school is Colby Community College. In 2010, Colby Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its administrative assisting program.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting in Colby in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Colby's administrative assistant schools was $11,148 per year for instate students and $12,588 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,690 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,458.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Colby, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 administrative assistants in Kansas were working in the greater Colby area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Colby will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Colby is $24,170 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for administrative assistants.