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

2 Colleges
846 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,704 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in UtahWith 846 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies is the #12 most popular major in Utah. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.6% 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 Utah 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.

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.

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 Utah

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

Best Value Parks & Rec Schools in Utah

Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. BYU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Utah list.

The average student at BYU graduates in less than 5.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $12,239. This means that the average student pays around $64,132 to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, U of U has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Utah ranking.

The average student at U of U graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,168. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of U is $146,801. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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
Idaho 264
Montana 98
Wyoming 74

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 637
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 200
Recreation Administration 8
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 359
Public Administration & Social Service 287
Legal Professions 33
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 12

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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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