North Carolina contains 29 schools that offer sports programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking sports school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 sports schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elon University comes out as the most expensive ($26,867/yr), with North Carolina Central University as the lowest recorded at only $5,700/yr.
Sports students from North Carolina 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.
Also, within the sports schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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