Alabama contains eleven schools that offer sports management programs. Huntingdon College, the highest-ranking sports management school in AL, has a total student population of 1,075 and is the 522nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 sports management schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with University of North Alabama as the lowest recorded at only $7,330/yr.
Sports Management students from Alabama schools who go on to become sports managers, football coaches, basketball coaches, sports directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,700 people working as agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $87,430. Also, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees make on average $51,720 per year and there are about 1,745,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 19,000 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average yearly salary of $39,870. Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in this state earn $74,300/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the sports management schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports management, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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