Slidell, LA has three sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Sports students from Slidell 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.
Slidell lies in St. Tammany county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary.
Of the 3 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Slidell, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,923/yr) for sports students, with Southeastern Louisiana University as the lowest, reported at only $7,731/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Slidell|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||16.8 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||81.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||94.2 miles|