Connecticut contains eleven schools that offer sports programs. Quinnipiac University, the highest-ranking sports school in CT, has a total student population of 7,758 and is the 193rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 sports schools in Connecticut, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinnipiac University comes out as the most expensive ($30,491/yr), with University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus as the lowest recorded at only $5,782/yr.
Sports students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 100 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $41,920. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $43,990/yr and there are 260 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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