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

1 College
309 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,221 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Rhode IslandWith 309 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies is the #14 most popular major in Rhode Island. This means that 0.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

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 picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Parks & Rec Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies School in Rhode Island

Check out the parks and rec programs at this school if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies School

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Johnson & Wales University - Providence. JWU Providence is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence. JWU Providence not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Rhode Island list.

The average student at JWU Providence graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,221. This means that the average student pays around $146,519 to get a bachelor’s degree from JWU Providence. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 145
Maine 161
Massachusetts 904
New Hampshire 428
Connecticut 234

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Recreation Administration 167
Health & Physical Education 142

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 362
Public Administration & Social Service 232
Legal Professions 45

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school 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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