Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at East Central University

Find Schools Near

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at East Central University

What traits are you looking for in a parks and rec school? To help you decide if East Central University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's parks and rec program.

ECU is located in Ada, Oklahoma and approximately 3,613 students attend the school each year. Of the 613 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from East Central University in 2019, 60 of them were parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies section at the bottom of this page.

ECU Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Rec
  • Master’s Degree in Parks & Rec

Online Classes Are Available at ECU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? ECU offers distance education options for parks and rec at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

ECU Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the parks and rec progam at ECU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The parks and rec major at ECU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools 17
Most Popular Online Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 19
Most Popular Online Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools 22
Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools 51
Most Focused Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools 89
Most Focused Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 173
Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools 177
Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 251

In 2019, 39 students received their master’s degree in parks and rec from ECU. This makes it the #51 most popular school for parks and rec master’s degree candidates in the country.

Parks & Rec Student Demographics at ECU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the parks and rec majors at East Central University.

ECU Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Program

43% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 57% of parks and rec bachelor's degrees went to men and 43% went to women.

ECU Gender Breakdown of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in parks and rec at ECU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from East Central University with a bachelor's in parks and rec.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Majors at East Central University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 37
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

ECU Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Program

41% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 students earned a master's degree in parks and rec from ECU. About 41% of these graduates were women and the other 59% were men.

ECU Gender Breakdown of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a parks and rec master's degree from ECU, 72% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from East Central University with a master's in parks and rec.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Majors at East Central University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 28
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

ECU also has a doctoral program available in parks and rec. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies

The following parks and rec concentations are available at East Central University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at East Central University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 99

Careers That Parks & Rec Grads May Go Into

A degree in parks and rec can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for OK, the home state for East Central University.

Occupation Jobs in OK Average Salary in OK
General and Operations Managers 25,770 $104,860
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 2,620 $35,840
Coaches and Scouts 2,140 $42,360
Managers 1,780 $102,710
Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Supervisors 1,330 $44,790

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.