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Outdoor Education

150 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
35 Master's Degrees Annually
#265 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Outdoor Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many outdoor education graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 150
Master’s Degree 35
Associate’s Degree 31
Basic Certificate 18
Undergraduate Certificate 1

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education?

150 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
40% Percent Women
8% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 150 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in outdoor education in 2018, making it rank #265 in popularity. This major tends to be male dominated. About 60% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of outdoor ed majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Outdoor Ed Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 128
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Online Outdoor Education Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 32 schools offered some type of outdoor education 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) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 7 0
Bachelor’s Degree 2 0
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 5 1
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 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 outdoor ed.

Major Number of Grads
Health & Physical Education 63,893
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 275


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