Sierra Vista, AZ (population: 44,234) has one sports school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Arizona College has a total student population of 7,241. It is the 4560th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Sports students from Sierra Vista 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.
Sierra Vista lies in Cochise county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area has 63,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.48/hr average worker wage, and a $38,440 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Arizona College ends up costing a student $7,578/yr.