A program that prepares individuals to work as an educator, instructor or facilitator in parks, recreational facilities, camps and other outdoor settings. Includes instruction in leadership skills, wilderness survival skills, first aid, group processes, counseling techniques, environmental studies and instruction in recreational activities such as rock climbing, ropes courses, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing.
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|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Vermilion Community College||24||13%||$18,452|
|2||Fort Lewis College||23||3%||$25,428|
|4||Northern Vermont University||17||3%||$25,424|
|5||Murray State University||16||1%||$23,472|
|6||Young Harris College||13||5%||$43,389|
|8||Minnesota State University-Mankato||12||0%||$20,482|
|9||Black Hills State University||11||2%||$21,211|
|11||Adirondack Community College||9||2%||$20,515|
|12||Toccoa Falls College||8||6%||$37,392|
|13||Touro University Nevada||8||5%||N/A|
|14||Southwestern Community College||7||1%||$3,413|
|15||Alaska Pacific University||6||5%||$34,600|
|17||University of Alaska Anchorage||5||0%||$27,190|
|18||Mt Hood Community College||4||0%||$7,001|
|19||Plymouth State University||4||0%||$28,950|
|21||New England College||3||0%||$55,386|
|25||Rogue Community College||1||0%||$5,724|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Outdoor Education program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.