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Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at Sul Ross State University

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

Sul Ross is located in Alpine, Texas and approximately 2,406 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 31 parks and rec majors received their bachelor's degree from Sul Ross.

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.

Sul Ross Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Sul Ross

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? Sul Ross offers distance education options for parks and rec at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Sul Ross Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the parks and rec progam at Sul Ross 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 Sul Ross 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 25
Most Focused Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools 137
Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 412

In 2019, 18 students received their master’s degree in parks and rec from Sul Ross. This makes it the #155 most popular school for parks and rec master’s degree candidates in the country.

Parks & Rec Student Demographics at Sul Ross

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the parks and rec majors at Sul Ross State University.

Sul Ross Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 31 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies from Sul Ross in 2018-2019, 55% were men and 45% were women.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 37% more racial-ethnic minorities in its parks and rec bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Majors at Sul Ross State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Sul Ross Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Program

44% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The parks and rec program at Sul Ross awarded 18 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 56% of these degrees went to men with the other 44% going to women.

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

In the parks and rec master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 78% of degree recipients. That is 41% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Majors at Sul Ross State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Sul Ross 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 Sul Ross State University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Sul Ross State University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 49

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 TX, the home state for Sul Ross State University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
General and Operations Managers 195,730 $125,870
Managers 20,710 $122,130
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 19,450 $38,650
Coaches and Scouts 13,270 $51,800
Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Supervisors 6,120 $47,900

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.

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