With an overall population of 4,914 and a student population of 1,615, approximately 1,615 of Sheldon students attend one of Sheldon's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Sheldon's largest visual communications school is Northwest Iowa Community College. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Northwest Iowa Community College with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Sheldon's visual communications schools. 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 visual communications schools was an average of $15,866 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $980 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Sheldon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,920.
If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Sheldon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,100 visual communications professionals in Iowa. Of these visual communications professionals, 140 were working in the greater Sheldon area. Sheldon's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Sheldon is $29,100 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.