Texas contains 37 schools that offer sports programs. Rice University, the highest-ranking sports school in TX, has a total student population of 5,576 and is the 28th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 37 sports schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr), with Cisco College as the lowest recorded at only $4,643/yr.
Sports students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 570 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $26,700. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $103,210/yr and there are 580 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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