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2023 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

2 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
22 Doctor's Degrees
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studiesdoctorate programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #23 out of the 36 majors we look at each year. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

College Factual looked at 2 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 22 doctor's degrees in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies in the Far Western US Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Doctorate in Parks & Rec

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Oregon State University is a good option for students pursuing a doctor's degree in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies from Oregon State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is a great choice for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies. Located in the midsize city of Las Vegas, UNLV is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies from University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies schools for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 27 0
Oregon 27 21
Nevada 25 1

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Parks & Rec Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Health & Physical Education 22

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 5,350
Public Administration & Social Service 263
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to NPS Photo/Zurbuch. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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