Louisiana contains six schools that offer sports programs. Louisiana College, the highest-ranking sports school in LA, has a total student population of 1,461 and is the 455th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 sports schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana College comes out as the most expensive ($11,503/yr), with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest recorded at only $5,042/yr.
Sports students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 370 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $27,900. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $51,590/yr and there are 520 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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