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

2 Colleges
347 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,673 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in DelawareIn 2018-2019, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students earned 347 bachelor's degrees from a Delaware school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the parks and rec bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Delaware ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in parks and rec. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those parks and rec schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The parks and rec school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Parks & Rec Schools.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for parks and rec majors.

Best Value Parks & Rec Schools in Delaware

Delaware State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Del State is a small public school located in the city of Dover. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Del State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Delaware ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Del State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,505. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Del State is about $99,247. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Delaware earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of Delaware did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Delaware list.

It takes the average student at U of Delaware about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,841. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Delaware is $161,190. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,335
New York 1,600
New Jersey 669
Maryland 880
District of Columbia 121

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 347

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Majors Similar to Parks & Rec

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 171
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 142
Legal Professions 38

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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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