MacAllen, TX (population: 136,555) has thirty-five sports schools within a 500-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 MacAllen 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.
Of the 35 sports schools with a 500-mile radius of MacAllen, only 11 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 Cisco College as the lowest, reported at only $4,643/yr.
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