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

2 Colleges
145 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,008 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in VermontParks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies is the #16 most popular major in Vermont with 145 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% 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 Vermont ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in parks and rec. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on parks and rec schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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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.

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

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

Best Value Parks & Rec Schools in Vermont

#1

Castleton University

Castleton, VT

Our rankings recognize Castleton University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Castleton, Castleton is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Castleton has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Vermont ranking.

It takes the average student at Castleton about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,392. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Castleton is about $133,416. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Johnson State College

Johnson, VT

Johnson State College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Johnson State College is a small public school located in the rural area of Johnson. Johnson State College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Vermont list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Johnson State College is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,624. This means that the average student pays around $126,518 to get a bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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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
Maine 161
Rhode Island 309
Massachusetts 904
New Hampshire 428
Connecticut 234

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 122
Outdoor Education 16
Recreation Administration 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 236
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 177
Public Administration & Social Service 64
Legal Professions 5

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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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