Mitchell, SD has two art and design schools within its city limits. Dakota Wesleyan University, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 763. It is the 552nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Art and Design students from Mitchell schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today.
Mitchell lies in Davison county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary.
Of the 2 art and design schools in Mitchell, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($15,987/yr) for art and design students, with Mitchell Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $8,972/yr.