Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has nine sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Sports students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are ** employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average salary of $33,820. Athletes and sports competitors in this area earn $79,650/yr and there are 120 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.155 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by athletes and sports competitors, and **/1000 are held by umpires, referees, and other sports officials.
Of the 9 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 4 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) for sports students, with Central Texas Beauty College as the lowest, reported at only $6,780/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|