Augusta, GA has ten sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Sports students from Augusta 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.
Augusta lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Augusta-Richmond County-SC area has 204,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,890 average annual salary.
Of the 10 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Augusta, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newberry College comes out as the most expensive ($16,984/yr) for sports students, with University of Georgia as the lowest, reported at only $9,224/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Augusta|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||3.2 miles|