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 communications programs.
Washburn University is the largest communications school in Topeka, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Communications program at Washburn University.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in communications in Topeka in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Topeka's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,353 per year in instate tuition and $26,003 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Topeka, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,660 communications professionals working in Kansas and 80 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Topeka will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.