Blairsville, PA has twelve sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Sports students from Blairsville 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.
Blairsville lies in Indiana county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary.
Of the 12 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Blairsville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duquesne University comes out as the most expensive ($23,116/yr) for sports students, with Butler County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,342/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blairsville|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||62.4 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||73.7 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||77.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||89.9 miles|