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2021 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Hawaii

2 Colleges
238 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,241 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in HawaiiParks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies is one of the most popular subjects to study in Hawaii. With 238 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 0.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Hawaii ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in parks and rec. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those parks and rec schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Parks & Rec Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools in Hawaii

The following schools top our list of the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Parks & Rec Schools in Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Hilo comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Hilo, UHH is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UHH, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Hawaii ranking.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at UHH to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,045. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UHH is $103,832. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Hawaii at Manoa as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Honolulu, UHM is a public school with a fairly large student population. UHM also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Hawaii rankings.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UHM to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,437. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UHM be around $174,888. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 6,037
Washington 497
Oregon 620
Alaska 33
Nevada 239

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 238

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 223
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 146

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • 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 NPS Photo/Zurbuch.

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