West Virginia contains nine schools that offer sports programs. Ohio Valley University, the highest-ranking sports school in WV, has a total student population of 495 and is the 427th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 sports schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Concord University as the lowest recorded at only $7,739/yr.
Sports students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 60 employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average yearly salary of $35,980. Athletes and sports competitors in this state earn $32,030/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the sports schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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