Mississippi contains nine schools that offer sports programs. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest-ranking sports school in MS, has a total student population of 15,300 and is the 1880th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 sports schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belhaven College comes out as the most expensive ($19,298/yr), with Copiah-Lincoln Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,376/yr.
Sports students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 50 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $27,540. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $66,860/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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