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138 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
21 Master's Degrees Annually
#267 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Parks & Recreation Studies Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other parks, recreation and leisure studies graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 138
Basic Certificate 34
Associate’s Degree 30
Master’s Degree 21
Doctor’s Degree 4

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Parks & Recreation Studies?

138 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
43% Percent Women
42% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 138 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other parks, recreation and leisure studies in 2019, making it rank #267 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 57% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other parks and rec majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Parks & Rec Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 77
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Parks & Rec. About 0.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Portugal
  • Colombia
  • China

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in other parks and rec was $24,000 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,750 (25th percentile) and $26,750 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other parks and rec.

Online Other Parks & Recreation Studies Programs

In 2018-2019, 37 schools offered a other parks and rec program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 6 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 5 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 6 0
Master’s Degree 4 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other parks and rec.

Major Number of Grads
Health & Physical Education 64,271
Recreation Administration 3,676
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,561
Outdoor Education 216


*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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