North Dakota contains four schools that offer sports programs. Minot State University, the highest-ranking sports school in ND, has a total student population of 3,649 and is the 596th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 sports schools in North Dakota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jamestown College comes out as the most expensive ($14,473/yr), with Minot State University as the lowest recorded at only $12,146/yr.
Sports students from North Dakota 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 Dakota, the average student population is 1,960 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 1090 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,086 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,018, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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