California contains 54 schools that offer sports programs. Pepperdine University, the highest-ranking sports school in CA, has a total student population of 7,733 and is the 107th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 54 sports schools in California, only 34 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($49,970/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Sports students from California 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 California alone, there are 1,700 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $27,430. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $126,200/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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