Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has four sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rice University, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas.
Sports students from Conroe 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.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary.
Of the 4 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for sports students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|