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Great Schools for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Schools for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Dominguez Hills, California – $3,221
  2. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  3. Berea College, Kentucky – $4,706
  4. CUNY Lehman College, New York – $5,454
  5. California State University-Fresno, California – $5,874
  6. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  7. CUNY Queens College, New York – $6,775
  8. California State University-Stanislaus, California – $6,889
  9. CUNY Brooklyn College, New York – $7,361
  10. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  11. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  12. California State University-San Marcos, California – $9,451
  13. Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana – $9,561
  14. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  15. Farmingdale State College, New York – $9,784
  16. California State University-Monterey Bay, California – $10,925
  17. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix, Arizona – $11,581
  18. University of Florida, Florida – $12,159
  19. Truman State University, Missouri – $12,362
  20. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California – $12,484
  21. University of Utah, Utah – $12,674
  22. Brigham Young University-Provo, Utah – $12,795
  23. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  24. Appalachian State University, North Carolina – $13,171
  25. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina – $13,210
  26. Florida International University, Florida – $13,398
  27. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  28. Purdue University-Main Campus, Indiana – $13,545
  29. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  30. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Louisiana – $13,624
  31. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  32. Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey – $13,774
  33. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  34. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  35. Iowa State University, Iowa – $13,947
  36. University of Iowa, Iowa – $14,192
  37. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  38. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  39. Western Carolina University, North Carolina – $14,433
  40. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  41. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  42. Michigan Technological University, Michigan – $14,638
  43. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  44. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina – $14,682
  45. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan – $14,897
  46. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  47. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  48. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  49. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin – $15,093
  50. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  51. SUNY College at Brockport, New York – $15,305
  52. University of Houston, Texas – $15,399
  53. Texas A & M University-College Station, Texas – $15,440
  54. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  55. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  56. Mississippi State University, Mississippi – $15,656
  57. University of Northern Iowa, Iowa – $15,666
  58. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska – $15,768
  59. Western Washington University, Washington – $15,845
  60. Old Dominion University, Virginia – $15,920
  61. SUNY College at Oswego, New York – $15,928
  62. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  63. Fresno Pacific University, California – $16,020
  64. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  65. Texas Tech University, Texas – $16,450
  66. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  67. Salem College, North Carolina – $16,504
  68. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  69. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  70. University of Delaware, Delaware – $16,736
  71. Clemson University, South Carolina – $16,770
  72. University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina – $16,793
  73. Freed-Hardeman University, Tennessee – $16,882
  74. University of Maryland-College Park, Maryland – $16,928
  75. St. Joseph’s College-New York, New York – $16,976
  76. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota – $16,993
  77. Kansas State University, Kansas – $17,023
  78. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  79. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri – $17,157
  80. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Ohio – $17,231
  81. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  82. William Carey University, Mississippi – $17,348
  83. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  84. Towson University, Maryland – $17,628
  85. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  86. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Indiana – $17,809
  87. University of Vermont, Vermont – $17,831
  88. University of Kansas, Kansas – $18,234
  89. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois – $18,243
  90. Albion College, Michigan – $18,307
  91. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Colorado – $18,318
  92. Elmhurst College, Illinois – $18,349
  93. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas – $18,422
  94. Citadel Military College of South Carolina, South Carolina – $18,430
  95. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  96. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Indiana – $18,773
  97. John Brown University, Arkansas – $18,777
  98. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California – $18,845
  99. Salisbury University, Maryland – $18,887
  100. Niagara University, New York – $18,888
  101. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tennessee – $19,076
  102. College of William and Mary, Virginia – $19,089
  103. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  104. University of Virginia-Main Campus, Virginia – $19,177
  105. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island – $19,216
  106. Rice University, Texas – $19,232
  107. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $19,239
  108. Augustana University, South Dakota – $19,293
  109. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin – $19,320
  110. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  111. Georgia College & State University, Georgia – $19,370
  112. Cornerstone University, Michigan – $19,543
  113. Geneva College, Pennsylvania – $19,688
  114. Huntington University, Indiana – $20,021
  115. James Madison University, Virginia – $20,036
  116. Ripon College, Wisconsin – $20,041
  117. Lewis University, Illinois – $20,117
  118. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  119. Canisius College, New York – $20,346
  120. Oregon State University, Oregon – $20,581
  121. Cedarville University, Ohio – $20,743
  122. Longwood University, Virginia – $20,744
  123. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota – $20,801
  124. Valparaiso University, Indiana – $20,871
  125. Illinois State University, Illinois – $20,969
  126. Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma – $21,001
  127. Houghton College, New York – $21,124
  128. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  129. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  130. St Catherine University, Minnesota – $21,529
  131. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Minnesota – $21,660
  132. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $21,690
  133. Montclair State University, New Jersey – $21,727
  134. Hendrix College, Arkansas – $21,779
  135. Trinity Christian College, Illinois – $21,850
  136. Hanover College, Indiana – $21,886
  137. Gannon University, Pennsylvania – $21,929
  138. Corban University, Oregon – $21,944
  139. Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio – $21,964
  140. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  141. Ohio University-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,058
  142. Marywood University, Pennsylvania – $22,061
  143. DePauw University, Indiana – $22,066
  144. Northwestern College, Iowa – $22,158
  145. Saint Edward’s University, Texas – $22,297
  146. Miami University-Oxford, Ohio – $22,307
  147. Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota – $22,379
  148. Dordt College, Iowa – $22,430
  149. William Jewell College, Missouri – $22,542
  150. Wartburg College, Iowa – $22,599
  151. Transylvania University, Kentucky – $22,826
  152. Lipscomb University, Tennessee – $22,895
  153. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, Pennsylvania – $22,907
  154. Southwestern University, Texas – $22,994
  155. St Bonaventure University, New York – $23,047
  156. Berry College, Georgia – $23,058
  157. Georgian Court University, New Jersey – $23,208
  158. University of Tulsa, Oklahoma – $23,392
  159. Otterbein University, Ohio – $23,519
  160. Carroll University, Wisconsin – $23,579
  161. Rockhurst University, Missouri – $23,826
  162. Bellarmine University, Kentucky – $23,878
  163. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  164. St Olaf College, Minnesota – $24,042
  165. Misericordia University, Pennsylvania – $24,095
  166. Calvin College, Michigan – $24,115
  167. Pacific Lutheran University, Washington – $24,136
  168. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  169. Ohio Northern University, Ohio – $24,468
  170. Taylor University, Indiana – $24,532
  171. Luther College, Iowa – $24,612
  172. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, New Hampshire – $24,879
  173. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Maine – $24,992
  174. Fontbonne University, Missouri – $25,125
  175. Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania – $25,191
  176. Union University, Tennessee – $25,437
  177. Bethel University, Minnesota – $25,446
  178. Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio – $25,568
  179. Emory University, Georgia – $25,572
  180. Maryville University of Saint Louis, Missouri – $25,596
  181. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – $25,637
  182. John Carroll University, Ohio – $25,718
  183. Hope College, Michigan – $25,938
  184. Messiah College, Pennsylvania – $26,096
  185. Whitworth University, Washington – $26,394
  186. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  187. Cornell College, Iowa – $26,617
  188. Saint John Fisher College, New York – $26,827
  189. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus, Oregon – $26,979
  190. Asbury University, Kentucky – $27,061
  191. Seton Hall University, New Jersey – $27,213
  192. George Fox University, Oregon – $27,281
  193. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  194. Regis College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  195. Springfield College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  196. Gordon College, Massachusetts – $27,517
  197. Simmons College, Massachusetts – $27,575
  198. Occidental College, California – $27,738
  199. Shenandoah University, Virginia – $27,823
  200. Wake Forest University, North Carolina – $28,082
  201. Roanoke College, Virginia – $28,096
  202. Seattle Pacific University, Washington – $28,105
  203. Creighton University, Nebraska – $28,254
  204. Ursinus College, Pennsylvania – $28,627
  205. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  206. Samford University, Alabama – $29,026
  207. Skidmore College, New York – $29,042
  208. Monmouth University, New Jersey – $29,086
  209. Florida Institute of Technology, Florida – $29,128
  210. Adelphi University, New York – $29,128
  211. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  212. Immaculata University, Pennsylvania – $29,647
  213. Willamette University, Oregon – $29,718
  214. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  215. Pacific University, Oregon – $30,035
  216. University of Miami, Florida – $30,136
  217. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  218. Point Loma Nazarene University, California – $30,718
  219. Syracuse University, New York – $30,722
  220. Biola University, California – $30,791
  221. University of the Pacific, California – $30,829
  222. University of San Francisco, California – $31,254
  223. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  224. Merrimack College, Massachusetts – $32,742
  225. Southern Methodist University, Texas – $32,882
  226. University of the Sciences, Pennsylvania – $32,913
  227. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  228. Saint Mary’s College of California, California – $33,325
  229. Baylor University, Texas – $33,477
  230. Endicott College, Massachusetts – $33,848
  231. Ithaca College, New York – $34,042
  232. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  233. Hampton University, Virginia – $34,173
  234. Belmont University, Tennessee – $34,327
  235. Pepperdine University, California – $34,808
  236. Westmont College, California – $34,812
  237. Elon University, North Carolina – $35,619
  238. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  239. University of Puget Sound, Washington – $37,324
  240. High Point University, North Carolina – $38,492
  241. Chapman University, California – $40,769

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