Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has four fitness schools within its city limits. University of Tulsa, the highest ranked school in the city with a fitness program, has a total student population of 4,187. It is the 1761st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Fitness students from Tulsa 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. In fact, in the Tulsa area alone, there are 40 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $44,500. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $32,130/yr and there are 700 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.663 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.091/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 4 fitness schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Tulsa comes out as the most expensive ($20,686/yr) for fitness students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|