Poplarville, MS has nine fitness schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness program, has a total student population of 11,464. It is the 60th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Louisiana.
Fitness students from Poplarville schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today.
Poplarville lies in Pearl River county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area has 129,220 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $15.08/hr average worker wage, and a $31,360 average annual salary.
Of the 9 fitness schools with a 100-mile radius of Poplarville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr) for fitness students, with Copiah-Lincoln Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Poplarville|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||58.3 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||98.7 miles|