South Carolina contains twelve schools that offer sports programs. College of Charleston, the highest-ranking sports school in SC, has a total student population of 11,772 and is the 162nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 sports schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Limestone College comes out as the most expensive ($20,624/yr), with Claflin University as the lowest recorded at only $10,817/yr.
Sports students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 140 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $16,850. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $52,100/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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