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2021 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Louisiana

Health & Physical Education is a popular major and Louisiana is the 31st most popular state for students studying this major. 647 of the 62,056 Health & Physical Education diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Louisiana. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Louisiana ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Health & Physical Education students in Louisiana.

Choosing a Great Health & Physical Education School

Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Louisiana The phys ed program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality phys ed program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A health and physical education degree from schools on this list usually results in above average earnings after graduation. Recent health and physical education graduates from Louisiana colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $27,940 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Health & Physical Education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other health and physical education students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized health and physical education related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Health & Physical Education students in Louisiana.

Best Schools to Study Health & Physical Education in Louisiana

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for health and physical education majors.

Best Phys Ed Colleges in Louisiana

It's hard to beat Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College if you wish to study health and physical education. Located in the medium-sized city Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Health & Physical Education graduates from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College get a earnings boost of about $2,460 above the typical income of health and physical education graduates.

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Southeastern Louisiana University is among your best bets if you want to study health and physical education. Located in the city Hammond, Southeastern is a public college with a large student population.

Students who complete this degree report average early career earnings of $29,600.

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University of Louisiana at Monroe is a good option for individuals pursuing a Health & Physical Education degree. ULM is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Monroe.

After graduating, phys ed students generally earn around $22,000 in the first five years of their career.

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Louisiana College

Pineville, LA

It's hard to beat Louisiana College if you want to pursue health and physical education as a major. Located in the suburb Pineville, Louisiana College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Health & Physical Education students from Louisiana College receive an earnings boost of approximately $8,560 over the typical earnings of health and physical education majors.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

Located in the city Lake Charles, McNeese is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

After graduating, phys ed students generally make about $21,200 in their early careers.

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Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 1,690
Florida 276 1,900
North Carolina 274 2,602
Virginia 268 1,512
Tennessee 257 2,271
South Carolina 239 1,069
Kentucky 238 908
Alabama 230 621
Mississippi 228 1,006
Arkansas 226 723
West Virginia 205 967

Health & Physical Education is one of 4 different types of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 19

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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