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

2 Colleges
231 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,506 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North DakotaIn 2018-2019, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students earned 231 bachelor's degrees from a North Dakota school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 54,385 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North Dakota ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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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.

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

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 North Dakota

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. North Dakota State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North Dakota list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at North Dakota State University to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,224 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University is $96,145. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UND is a large public school located in the city of Grand Forks. In addition to being on our best value list, UND has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North Dakota ranking.

At UND, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,788. This means that the average student pays around $109,187 to get a bachelor’s degree from UND. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,197
Minnesota 931
Kansas 576
South Dakota 204
Iowa 1,568
Nebraska 346

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 231

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 186
Public Administration & Social Service 150

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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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