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

2 Colleges
231 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,506 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 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.

For this year's Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Dakota ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in parks and rec. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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

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

North Dakota State University - Main Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in North Dakota that are best for non-traditional parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students. Located in the medium-sized city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college with a fairly large student population. North Dakota State University also made our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North Dakota list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at North Dakota State University is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,518 students at North Dakota State University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,527 part time students in attendance at North Dakota State University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 fairly large public school located in the city of Grand Forks. UND also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in North Dakota rankings.

The student loan default rate at UND is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. 3,531 of UND students are exclusively distance learners. About 3,912 of the students at UND 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 Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students 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 280

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 269
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 225
Legal Professions 111

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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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