Rhode Island contains 34 schools that offer sports programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking sports school in RI, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 sports schools in Rhode Island, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,314/yr.
Sports students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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