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

3 Colleges
846 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,704 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 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 Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Utah ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in parks and rec. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

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

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah tops the 2021 list of our schools in Utah that are best for non-traditional parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a very large student population. U of U also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Utah rankings.

About 2.7% of U of U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 9,847 students at U of U that take at least one class online. 8,158 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #2 school in this year's rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, BYU has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Utah ranking.

The student loan default rate at BYU is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,522 students at BYU that take at least one class online. 4,337 of BYU students are attending part time. BYU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Utah Valley University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Orem, UVU is a public college with a fairly large student population. UVU also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in Utah rankings.

The student loan default rate at UVU is lower than is typical, just 6.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 9,476 students at UVU that take at least one class online. About 20,480 of the students at UVU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 717
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 217
Recreation Administration 8
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 821
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 623
Legal Professions 304
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 15

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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