El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one sports school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico State University-Main Campus has a total student population of 18,526. It is the 396th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Mexico.
Sports students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico State University-Main Campus ends up costing a student $9,500/yr.