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Outdoor Education

39 Master's Degrees Annually
#267 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Outdoor Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many outdoor education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 39

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education?

39 Master's Degrees Annually
74% Percent Women
15% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The major attracts more women than men. About 74% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of outdoor ed majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Outdoor Ed Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 29
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Outdoor Ed, too. About 2.6% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Canada
  • Japan
  • China
  • Sri Lanka
  • Netherlands

Online Outdoor Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 34 schools offered a outdoor ed program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 4 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 7 0
Bachelor’s Degree 1 0
Post-Baccalaureate 4 0
Master’s Degree 5 2
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to outdoor ed.

Major Number of Grads
Health & Physical Education 64,271
Recreation Administration 3,676
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,561
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 227

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