With an overall population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643, approximately 6,652 of Topeka students attend one of Topeka's schools that offer teaching programs.
Topeka's largest teaching school is Washburn University. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Teaching program at Washburn University.
A total of 49 students graduated with credentials in teaching from teaching schools 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 teaching schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for teaching related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Topeka-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
If you decide to work as a teacher in Topeka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 teachers in Kansas were working in the greater Topeka area. By the year 2018, the number of teachers is expected to increase by 20% in Topeka. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
As a teacher in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,160 per year. This is higher than the average salary for teachers in the state.