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Most Popular Schools for Outdoor Education Major & Degree Program

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
3 Prescott College 21 12% $43,295
4 Northern Vermont University 17 3% $25,424
5 Murray State University 16 1% $23,472
6 Young Harris College 13 5% $43,389
7 Northland College 13 11% $48,809
8 Minnesota State University-Mankato 12 0% $20,482
9 Black Hills State University 11 2% $21,211
10 SUNY Cortland 10 1% $25,220
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
16 Liberty University 5 0% $40,075
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
20 Montreat College 3 2% $39,839
21 New England College 3 0% $55,386
22 Unity College 2 1% $41,720
23 Sterling College 2 8% $50,900
24 Westminster College 1 0% $48,264
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.