Longview, TX (population: 78,112) has one recreation school within its city limits. LeTourneau University has a total student population of 3,386. It is the 356th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Recreation students from Longview 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.
Longview lies in Gregg county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Longview area has 94,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $17.34/hr average worker wage, and a $36,070 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, LeTourneau University ends up costing a student $20,605/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longview|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||64.2 miles|