Iowa contains eighteen schools that offer sports programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking sports school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 sports schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Luther College comes out as the most expensive ($21,493/yr), with North Iowa Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Sports students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 180 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $25,410. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $46,400/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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