Chicago, IL (population: 2,878,948) has one sports management school within its city limits. North Park University has a total student population of 3,186. It is the 3091st highest ranked school in the USA and the 115th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Sports Management students from Chicago 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 48,100 employed arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees earning an average salary of $54,750. Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in this area earn $95,140/yr and there are 500 employed.
Chicago lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Chicago are held by agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes, and 13/1000 are held by arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Park University ends up costing a student $19,473/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chicago|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||6.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||8.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||10.0 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||12.6 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||13.3 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||16.3 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||16.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||17.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||17.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||17.4 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||17.7 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||18.2 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||19.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||20.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||20.8 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||21.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||23.2 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||23.2 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||23.8 miles|