Storm Lake has a general population of 10,076 and an overall student population of 2,671. Approximately 2,647 of Storm Lake's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Buena Vista University is the largest communications school in Storm Lake, based on student population. In 2010, Buena Vista University graduated approximately 9 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a communications degree in Storm Lake. In 2009 tuition at communications schools in Storm Lake was $25,540 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Storm Lake-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,292 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Storm Lake, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,060 communications professionals in Iowa, 280 were working in the greater Storm Lake area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Storm Lake will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Storm Lake is $34,990 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.