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Associate’s Degrees in Outdoor Education

33 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in outdoor ed is offered at 7 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 6 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Outdoor Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 students earned their associate's degree in outdoor ed. This makes it the 224th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in outdoor ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 119
Master’s Degree 39
Associate’s Degree 33
Basic Certificate 19
Undergraduate Certificate 6

Earnings of Outdoor Ed Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for outdoor ed majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for outdoor ed majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in outdoor ed. About 63.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 12
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Outdoor Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of outdoor ed associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 30
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Outdoor Ed Associate's Degree Students

There are 7 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in outdoor ed. Learn more about the most popular 7 below:

#1

Adirondack Community College

Queensbury, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adirondack Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for outdoor ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to outdoor ed majors at SUNY Adirondack. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#2

Southwestern Community College

Sylva, North Carolina
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for outdoor ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern Community College. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The outdoor ed program at Southwestern Community College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rogue Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in outdoor ed. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to outdoor ed majors at Rogue Community College. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Vermilion Community College

Ely, Minnesota
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for outdoor ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Vermilion Community College. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in outdoor ed from Vermilion Community College.

#5

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
2 Yearly Graduations

Mt. Hood Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in outdoor ed. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in outdoor ed from MHCC.

#6

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska
1 Yearly Graduations

The 6th most popular school in the country for outdoor ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is University of Alaska Anchorage. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,286 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in outdoor ed from UAA.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to outdoor ed that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 5,250
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 206
Recreation Administration 154
Other Parks & Recreation Studies 30

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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