Washington contains thirteen schools that offer sports programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking sports school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 sports schools in Washington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Sports students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 370 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $23,400. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $117,980/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the sports schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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