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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*
This major is dominated by women with about 74% of recent graduates being 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

Outdoor Ed appeals to people across the globe. 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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 schools offered some type of outdoor education program. 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 8,864
Recreation Administration 379
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 184
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 25


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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