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2021 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Delaware

2 Colleges
347 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,673 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in DelawareIn 2018-2019, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students earned 347 bachelor's degrees from a Delaware school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.6% of all the parks and rec bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Delaware ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in parks and rec. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 Parks & Rec Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Delaware

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying parks and rec.

Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Delaware tops the 2021 list of our schools in Delaware that are best for non-traditional parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students. Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UD, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Delaware ranking.

The student loan default rate at UD is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,306 students take at least one class online at UD. 2,422 students are part time.

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Delaware State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Del State is a small public school located in the small city of Dover. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Del State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Delaware ranking.

Approximately 1,444 students take at least one class online at Del State. 566 of Del State students are attending part time. Del State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,335
New York 1,600
New Jersey 669
Maryland 880
District of Columbia 121

Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 364

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Majors Similar to Parks & Rec

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 525
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 359
Legal Professions 57

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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