Alabama contains ten schools that offer sports programs. Huntingdon College, the highest-ranking sports school in AL, has a total student population of 1,075 and is the 522nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 sports 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 West Alabama as the lowest recorded at only $8,995/yr.
Sports students from Alabama schools who go on to become professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,620 people working as athletes and sports competitors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Also, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 30 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $34,200. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $95,880/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports, 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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