The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a recreation and leisure studies degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,949 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

7% above average compared to other degrees

$ 21,546 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

7% above average compared to other degrees

$ 22,696 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

30% below average compared to other degrees

What do recreation and leisure studies graduates earn?

Recreation and leisure studies students make an average of $47,982 per year after graduation. This is 28% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 47,982 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 12% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular recreation and leisure studies schools in the US

There are 244 schools in the US that offer a recreation and leisure studies degree. The recreation and leisure studies schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, San Diego State University and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in recreation and leisure studies per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
Indiana University-Bloomington$10,533
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Temple University$16,658

Top US schools for a recreation and leisure studies degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering recreation and leisure studies degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
CUNY Lehman College35%$7,010
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Howard University41%$25,697
Davis & Elkins College42%$28,992
Catawba College42%$29,920
Grambling State University43%$7,435
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
Brevard College45%$28,640

Cheapest US schools for a recreation and leisure studies degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a recreation and leisure studies degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
El Camino Community College District$1,142
Sierra College$1,142
College of the Canyons$1,154
Lake Tahoe Community College$1,224
Fresno City College$1,304
College of the Desert$1,335
Cuesta College$1,338
Palomar College$1,338

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