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

4 Colleges
264 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,981 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 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 Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Idaho ranking analyzed 4 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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2021 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Idaho

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

Brigham Young University - Idaho tops the 2021 list of our schools in Idaho that are best for non-traditional parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Rexburg. BYU - I did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho list.

About 3.4% of BYU - I students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 21,053 of BYU - I students are exclusively distance learners. 24,006 students are part time. BYU - I does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lewis - Clark State College. Located in the city of Lewiston, Lewis - Clark State College is a public college with a small student population. Lewis - Clark State College also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho rankings.

There are approximately 928 students at Lewis - Clark State College that take at least one class online. 1,475 of Lewis - Clark State College students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Boise State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Boise State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Boise. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Boise State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho ranking.

About 6.4% of Boise State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,955 students take at least one class online at Boise State. 11,609 of Boise State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Moscow, U of I is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, U of I has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Idaho ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. There are approximately 2,751 students at U of I that take at least one class online. 3,405 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

Explore all the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 195
Recreation Administration 109

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Majors Similar to Parks & Rec

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 486
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 277
Legal Professions 120

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*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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