Lawton, OK (population: 87,265) has seven sports training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midwestern State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports training program, has a total student population of 6,341. It is the 547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Sports Training students from Lawton schools who go on to become athletic trainers, trainers, sports trainers, coaches, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,260 people working as athletic trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,020. Also, Coaches and scouts make on average $35,740 per year and there are about 179,830 of them employed in the US today.
Lawton lies in Comanche county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Lawton area has 40,850 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.23/hr average worker wage, and a $33,750 average annual salary.
Of the 7 sports training schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($24,934/yr) for sports training students, with Midwestern State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawton|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||48.8 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||69.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||79.2 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||84.1 miles|