Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies

Find Schools Near

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

4 Colleges
264 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,981 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in IdahoIn 2018-2019, 264 bachelor's degrees were awarded to parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students who went to a Idaho college or university. This makes it the #16 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.5% 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 Idaho ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

More Ways to Rank Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Parks & Rec Schools list to help you make the college decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

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

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

Best Value Parks & Rec Schools in Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies schools. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg. BYU - I also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho rankings.

The average student at BYU - I graduates in less than 5.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $6,396. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I be around $31,724. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Read full report on Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at Brigham Young University - Idaho

Request Information

Our rankings recognize Lewis - Clark State College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Lewiston, Lewis - Clark State College is a public school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Lewis - Clark State College, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Lewis - Clark State College is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,681. This means that the average student pays around $99,343 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lewis - Clark State College. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Read full report on Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at Lewis - Clark State College

Request Information
#3

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the town of Moscow. Idaho also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho rankings.

At Idaho, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,080. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho is $131,151. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Read More…

Request Information

Boise State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Boise State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Boise. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Boise State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho ranking.

The average student at Boise State graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,767. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Boise State is about $139,607. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Full Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies at Boise State University Report

Request Information

Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 1,078
Utah 846
Montana 98
Wyoming 74

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 165
Recreation Administration 99

View All Parks & Rec Related Majors >

Majors Similar to Parks & Rec

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 214
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 139
Legal Professions 4

View All Parks & Rec Related Majors >

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Athletic Training Schools

Find Schools Near You