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 engineering programs.
Topeka's largest engineering school is Washburn University. In 2010, Washburn University graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in engineering.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with an engineering degree in Topeka. 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 engineering schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for engineering 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.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Topeka, your job prospects are good. There were 2,330 engineers working in Kansas and 290 working in the greater Topeka area in 2010. The number of engineers in Topeka is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Topeka is $68,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for engineers.