Nebraska contains ten schools that offer sports programs. University of Nebraska at Kearney, the highest-ranking sports school in NE, has a total student population of 6,650 and is the 171st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 sports schools in Nebraska, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Western Nebraska Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,379/yr.
Sports students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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