Missouri contains sixteen schools that offer sports programs. Westminster College, the highest-ranking sports school in MO, has a total student population of 1,087 and is the 369th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 sports schools in Missouri, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr), with Park University as the lowest recorded at only $8,192/yr.
Sports students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 900 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $27,150. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $102,880/yr and there are 740 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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