Grapevine, TX (population: 51,993) has thirteen recreation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a recreation program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about recreation programs in Grapevine, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of recreation professors at Texas Christian University such as Kenneth Christensen, and Ashanti Williams.
Recreation students from Grapevine 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.
Grapevine lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary.
Of the 13 recreation schools with a 100-mile radius of Grapevine, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for recreation students, with Southeastern Oklahoma State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,106/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grapevine|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||7.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.0 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||20.0 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||20.3 miles|