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Doctor’s Degrees in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies

16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in parks and rec. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 6% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 68.8% of parks and rec graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Parks & Rec Majors

In 2018-2019, 16 doctor's degrees were awarded to parks and rec majors. This earns it the #201 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for parks and rec students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in parks and rec. About 56.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7
Women 9
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Parks & Rec

The racial-ethnic distribution of parks and rec doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parks & Rec Doctor's Degree Students

There are 6 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in parks and rec. Learn more about the most popular 6 below:

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

The most popular school in the United States for parks and rec students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in parks and rec from UIUC.

#1

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The most popular school in the United States for parks and rec students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Northern Iowa. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,665 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,159 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in parks and rec from UNI.

#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

University of Utah is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in parks and rec. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

The parks and rec program at University of Utah awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in parks and rec. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to parks and rec majors at ASU - Downtown Phoenix. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to parks and rec that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health & Physical Education 300
Recreation Administration 17
Other Parks & Recreation Studies 4

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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