Sheldon has a general population of 4,914 and an overall student population of 1,615. Approximately 1,615 of Sheldon's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Sheldon, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Northwest Iowa Community College. In 2010, Northwest Iowa Community College graduated approximately 6 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with an accounting degree in Sheldon. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,816 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sheldon accounting schools was an average of $15,866 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $980 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Sheldon-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,920.
If you plan on staying in Sheldon after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Sheldon, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. There were 25,290 accountants working in Iowa and 2,570 working in the greater Sheldon area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 10% in Sheldon. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Sheldon, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,750 per year. This is lower than the average salary for accountants in the state.