How do you get the best in sports from the most expensive universities?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for Forbes entitled How to Get the Best in Sports from the Most Expensive Universities.
This week, I wanted to share some of my observations from that article, as well as some of the other things I learned from the trip to the University of Denver, where I am a student.
I wanted this to be a primer, and I am pleased to share what I learned along the way.
I will be updating this post as new content is published, so check back often!
The Basics of Sports-Related Cost Averages in the U.S.
Sports are expensive.
In 2016, the average annual tuition and fees at American universities ranged from $9,800 at Colorado State University to $24,800 and up at the University at Buffalo.
That is higher than the average for the U,D.C., and M,Y.T.U. I think this is a great way to illustrate just how much a university can cost.
But the true value of a sport isn’t necessarily that it is expensive, it’s the number of hours that can be spent doing something fun.
The average athlete spends around 15 hours a week doing something other than basketball.
If you want to be an athlete, you need to be willing to do some of that fun stuff.
But a university that can afford to pay for that is a good place to be.
As a sports coach, I’m able to hire a lot of people that have been in sports their whole lives, whether they have been a student at the school or a player on the team.
Most of the people I’ve recruited to my coaching staff have done their best work in sports.
And the people who are actually involved in the sport aren’t going to be the best ones to take your job.
The most common reason a coach is asked to recruit is that the coach wants to be able to pay people for doing sports.
The truth is that many coaches, particularly the ones who are coaching sports, would rather hire a student than a coach, because the student has no other experience.
They’re more likely to be hired for experience, rather than for the coach’s skill sets.
So what happens when you combine the cost of being an athlete with the cost that sports can cost?
The most important variable is your budget.
The more sports you play, the more you have to pay to attend.
The amount of money you pay to an athletic department depends on how much you pay for the sports itself, how much they offer, and the value of your time spent playing sports.
In most cases, these variables are not important, but it’s important to know the average cost of attending a college.
So, to figure out the average, I’ve looked at a few things: Average tuition and fee for attending a school at the lowest cost, including athletics, dining, and a few other activities, the annual cost of an undergraduate degree, the cost to borrow money for tuition and to pay bills.
I’ve also looked at the average number of sports you have, as determined by the cost per game, and adjusted that number to include any games that are played.
If the cost is high enough, it should be possible to buy a ticket to every game.
The value of an athlete’s experience is also important.
Athletes who are not able to afford to play sports, but who are skilled in their craft, can make a great contribution to the community and to the university.
In this sense, it is a form of “financial aid” as opposed to student loan repayment.
But unlike student loans, which are interest-free, athletic scholarships and athletic awards are not interest-bearing.
So the best way to figure this out is to go to the schools website and see how much each student earns in a given year, plus inflation.
For the 10 best-paying schools in the country, I have estimated their average athletic scholarships, with the number I’m assuming to be inflation adjusted, per student.
It’s important for this calculator to be updated regularly.
So now that we have a good ballpark figure of the average athletic scholarship per student, we can work backwards and estimate the average student cost per year.
The total cost of attendance at the 10 top schools is $15,944, which includes $3,000 for housing, $1,966 for transportation, and $1.5 million for dining.
For comparison, a full-time job requires around $35,000 per year to cover living expenses.
So for a student, the number to consider when deciding where to go school is this: If you could pay $15k a year for college, where would you go?
There are a few schools that I think are more affordable than others.
The universities with the highest costs are Arizona State University, the University (of) Denver, and Portland State University. And while