Scottsdale, AZ (population: 241,464) has three sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Sports students from Scottsdale 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 290 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average salary of $*. Athletes and sports competitors in this area earn $38,220/yr and there are ** employed.
Scottsdale lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Scottsdale are held by athletes and sports competitors, and 0/1000 are held by umpires, referees, and other sports officials.
Of the 3 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Scottsdale, only 2 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) for sports students, with Apollo College-Phoenix Inc as the lowest, reported at only $20,540/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Scottsdale|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||55.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||68.7 miles|