Michigan contains nineteen schools that offer sports programs. Grand Valley State University, the highest-ranking sports school in MI, has a total student population of 24,408 and is the 159th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 sports schools in Michigan, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hope College comes out as the most expensive ($22,674/yr), with Delta College as the lowest recorded at only $7,083/yr.
Sports students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 310 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $48,270. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $69,150/yr and there are 320 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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