Arkansas contains seven schools that offer sports programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking sports school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 sports schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, John Brown University comes out as the most expensive ($18,464/yr), with Southern Arkansas University Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $7,366/yr.
Sports students from Arkansas 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.
Also, within the sports schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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