Victoria, TX (population: 63,257) has three sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State University-San Marcos, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 30,803. It is the 204th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Sports students from Victoria 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.
Victoria lies in Victoria county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Victoria area has 47,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.1% unemployment rate, $17.06/hr average worker wage, and a $35,490 average annual salary.
Of the 3 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Victoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Lutheran University comes out as the most expensive ($16,199/yr) for sports students, with Texas State University-San Marcos as the lowest, reported at only $9,816/yr.