Arizona contains five schools that offer sports programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking sports school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 sports schools in Arizona, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr), with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest recorded at only $7,578/yr.
Sports students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 320 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $30,280. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $38,950/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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