Minnesota contains eighteen schools that offer sports programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking sports school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 sports schools in Minnesota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bethel University comes out as the most expensive ($23,529/yr), with Vermilion Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,415/yr.
Sports students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 430 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $26,560. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $130,000/yr and there are 340 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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