Tennessee contains nineteen schools that offer sports programs. Martin Methodist College, the highest-ranking sports school in TN, has a total student population of 1,001 and is the 354th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 sports schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Martin Methodist College comes out as the most expensive ($25,620/yr), with Middle Tennessee State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,608/yr.
Sports students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 100 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $23,690. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $117,460/yr and there are 270 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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