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2021 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools

7 Colleges
$25,000 Avg Salary
$21,669 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies School for You

In 2018-2019, 227 people earned a degree or certificate in other parks, recreation and leisure studies, making the major the #324 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools ranking. This report analyzed 7 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools in the United States

Check out the other parks and rec programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Schools in Other Parks & Rec

#1

Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Our 2021 rankings named Chadron State College the best school in the United States for other parks, recreation and leisure studies students. Chadron State College is a small public school located in the remote town of Chadron.

On average, other parks and rec graduates from Chadron State College take out $21,832 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $227.

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The excellent programs at Indiana University - Bloomington helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best other parks, recreation and leisure studies schools in the United States. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Plymouth State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools list. Located in the remote town of Plymouth, Plymouth State is a public school with a small student population.

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#4

Springfield College

Springfield, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Springfield College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Springfield College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

Howard University

Washington, DC

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Howard University is a great place for other parks, recreation and leisure studies students. Howard is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

After completing their degree, other parks and rec graduates from Howard carry an average student debtload of $28,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $296.

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Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other parks, recreation and leisure studies programs. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best other parks, recreation and leisure studies programs. Ouachita Baptist is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Arkadelphia.

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Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 4 majors within the area of study, other parks, recreation and leisure studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Other Parks & Rec

Related Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 64,271
Recreation Administration 3,676
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,561
Outdoor Education 216

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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