Trinidad, CO has sixty-five sports schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah.
Sports students from Trinidad 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.
Of the 65 sports schools with a 500-mile radius of Trinidad, only 15 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 Casper College as the lowest, reported at only $5,108/yr.