Pennsylvania contains 33 schools that offer sports programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking sports school in PA, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 33 sports schools in Pennsylvania, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Sports students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 320 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $44,610. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $54,140/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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