Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Barton County Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Great Bend, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Barton County Community College.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting in Great Bend in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Great Bend administrative assisting schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a administrative assistant program in Great Bend. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Bend-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you plan on staying in Great Bend after graduating from administrative assistant school, you should know that job prospects for administrative assistants in Great Bend, which is the most popular administrative assisting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 19,730 administrative assistants in Kansas, 7,690 were working in the greater Great Bend area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Great Bend 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 Great Bend is $24,170 per year, which is lower than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.