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Basic Certificates in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies

147 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in parks and rec. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 28% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Parks & Rec Majors

In 2018-2019, 147 earned their basic certificate in parks and rec. This makes it the 153rd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in parks and rec at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,956
Associate’s Degree 206
Master’s Degree 167
Basic Certificate 147
Undergraduate Certificate 68
Doctor’s Degree 16
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Parks & Rec Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for parks and rec majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in parks and rec. About 76.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 34
Women 113
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Parks & Rec

The racial-ethnic distribution of parks and rec basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 103
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks & Rec Basic Certificate Students

There are 16 colleges that offer a basic certificate in parks and rec. Learn more about the most popular 16 below:

#1

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
115 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for parks and rec students seekinga basic certificate is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The parks and rec program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 115 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
19 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red Rocks Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in parks and rec. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,574 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,082 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in parks and rec from Red Rocks Community College. Of these students, 58% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for parks and rec majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Allan Hancock College. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 basic certificates were handed out to parks and rec majors at Allan Hancock College. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#4

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
3 Yearly Graduations

The 4th most popular school in the country for parks and rec majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Georgia Technical College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to parks and rec majors at CGTC.

#5

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for parks and rec majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Dakota College at Bottineau. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to parks and rec majors at MSU-Bottineau.

#5

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for parks and rec majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Sierra College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to parks and rec majors at Sierra College.

#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations

Gwinnett Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in parks and rec. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in parks and rec from GTC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to parks and rec that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 1,426
Recreation Administration 85
Other Parks & Recreation Studies 34
Outdoor Education 19

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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