Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has one recreation school within its city limits. McNeese State University has a total student population of 8,638. It is the 2851st highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Recreation students from Lake Charles schools who go on to become recreation aides, recreation specialists, recreation workers, park activities coordinators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,850 people working as recreation and fitness studies teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $60,580. Also, Healthcare practitioners and technical workers make on average $52,110 per year and there are about 56,520 of them employed in the US today.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, McNeese State University ends up costing a student $6,831/yr.