If you are interested in pursuing business, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 business schools in Topeka, Kansas. With an overall population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643, approximately 6,835 of Topeka students attend one of Topeka's schools that offer business programs.
Washburn University is the largest business school in Topeka, based on student population. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 75 students from its business program.
A reported 183 students graduated with credentials in business in Topeka in 2010. 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 business schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,802 for business 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 business schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $22,109.
Many business graduates choose to work as business professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Topeka, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 20,020 business professionals in Kansas. Of these business professionals, 1,880 were working in the greater Topeka area. By the year 2018, the number of business professionals is expected to decrease by -1% in Topeka. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in Topeka is $69,530 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for business professionals.