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165 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
18 Master's Degrees Annually
#259 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 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 165
Basic Certificate 67
Master’s Degree 18
Associate’s Degree 18
Doctor’s Degree 7

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

165 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
42% Percent Women
36% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 165 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other parks, recreation and leisure studies in 2018, making it rank #259 in popularity. This major tends to be male dominated. About 58% 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 1
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 94
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Other Parks & Rec, too. About 2.4% 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

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other parks and rec have a median salary of $24,000 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $22,750 (25th percentile) and $26,750 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other parks and rec so take that into consideration.

Online Other Parks & Recreation Studies Programs

In 2017-2018, 39 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) 4 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 4 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 63,893
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Outdoor Education 235


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