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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 tends to be male dominated. About 57% of recent graduates are men.

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

Other Parks & Rec appeals to people across the globe. 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

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other parks, recreation and leisure studies students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $24,000 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,750 (25th percentile) and $26,750 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in other parks and rec, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Parks & Recreation Studies Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 schools offered some type of other parks, recreation and leisure studies program. 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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