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2022 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

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10,378

Graduates Per Year

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$43K

Average Salary

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#47

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Popular

10,378

69% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

279

45% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

46

Fitness Administration

10,554

47

Health and Fitness

10,378

48

International Relations and Affairs

9,868

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$27,874

13% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

240

Information Technology Administration and Management

$27,990

241

Health and Fitness

$27,874

242

Middle School Education and Teaching

$27,822

Salary

Low Salary

$30,674

21% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

289

Social Psychology

$30,730

290

Health and Fitness

$30,674

291

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

$30,674

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

182

Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

183

Health and Fitness

184

Environmental Studies

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

20.13% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

33

Mathematics

34

Health and Fitness

35

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

SUMMARY

Studying Health and Fitness is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a required first step for scholars wanting to begin a career as an athletic trainer, a fitness fashion designer, or a sports and fitness nutritionist. In fact, health and fitness is pretty common coming in at the 47th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 10,378 health and fitness graduates. In-state tuition for health and fitness at private universities is, on average, 3.4 times more costly than their public equivalents.

There are 279 schools that offer health and fitness. 279 colleges is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to surround yourself with other health and fitness undergraduates, look at institutions in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to health and fitness annually. less precisely, the best region to get a degree in health and fitness is in the Far West region with California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Northridge, and San Diego State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study health and fitness is the California Collegiate Athletic Association with California State University-San Bernardino, San Francisco State University, and California State University-San Marcos representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for health and fitness is Emory University.

The best school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There might be tons of angels to think about when choosing institution. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect one's inclinations of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which health and fitness school has the top campus, the winner is San Diego State University. If you are very interested in which school boasts the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life and our pick of the university with the best student life for health and fitness is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Emory University. Emory University appears to be our most expensive university for health and fitness, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the expense of Emory University into perspective. For more context, you might care to know that health and fitness is the 241st most expensive major in the nation, with an average associated cost of $27,900. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for health and fitness on our list is Maryland with tuition and fees at the primary school, McDaniel College, of $44,540. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for health and fitness is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Hanover College with a cost of $37,980, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a cost of $52,669, and Ohio Wesleyan University with a cost of $46,870.

Our cheapest region for health and fitness is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, Utah Valley University with a cost of $15,872, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. In better news, the most affordable university for health and fitness is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority's entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $9,000 for a degree in health and fitness. That price grows by a lot to an average of $20,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college constituting the best value for health and fitness: Emory University. Here you can see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for health and fitness majors can differ, but within two years leaving college graduates will often make around $43,100. There is a lot of variation in pay; top earners can bring in up to $78,000. Even right out of school, the minimum earning jobs within the health and fitness field make $24,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads for health and fitness have come from Emory University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of health and fitness sits pretty high, being in the 92nd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for health and fitness is Gallaudet University and here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Health and Fitness major ranks only within the 41st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 95th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 43% of those majoring in health and fitness. Additionally, 52% of undergrads seeking a health and fitness major are women.

The median rating of health and fitness professors is 4 stars, a rating that is surprisingly the average for all majors; which is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular health and fitness professor in the nation, look no further than Vikas Sudesh at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach. It might surprise you, but the best ranked health and fitness professors by student are at Santa Monica College. If we including data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the school with the overall best professors for health and fitness is Emory University. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for health and fitness is Emory University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that looking at the higher education world through a lens mainly formed from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on individual colleges and peruse a couple of Authority's informative background pages on useful details to consider as you continue your school search.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#1 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

California State University-Fullerton

#2 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

California State University-Fullerton is a very large public institution located in Fullerton, CA ranked 41st in California. It has a total of 40,350 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.69% of applicants. California State University-Fullerton offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Health and Fitness, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fullerton is reasonably priced. 70.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Fullerton, CA

www.fullerton.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

46,588

Students

#344

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

California State University-Long Beach

#3 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

California State University-Long Beach is a very large public college located in Long Beach, CA ranked 240th in the United States. It has a total of 34,674 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 39.27% acceptance rate. California State University-Long Beach offers 180 different majors and is best known for its Human Sciences, Health and Fitness, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Long Beach is reasonably priced. 73.68% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $48,100 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Long Beach, CA

www.csulb.edu

A-

Rating

39%

Acceptance

41,344

Students

#240

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

California State University-Northridge

#4 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

California State University-Northridge is a very large public college located in Northridge, CA ranked 63rd in California. It has a total of 37,218 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 59.34% of applicants. California State University-Northridge offers 152 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Human Sciences, and Radio, Television, and Digital Communication programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Northridge is moderately priced. 59.84% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $45,400 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Northridge, CA

https://www.csun.edu

B-

Rating

59%

Acceptance

43,348

Students

#628

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

San Diego State University

#5 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Emory University

#6 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

William & Mary

#7 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

William & Mary is a mid-sized public university located in Williamsburg, VA ranked 79th in the United States. It has a total of 6,825 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.68% acceptance rate. William & Mary offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Studies, Health and Fitness, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,434 for in-state students and $40,089 for those from out-of-state, William & Mary is quite high-priced. 85.65% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,500 per year, which is 41% greater than the national median.

Williamsburg, VA

https://www.wm.edu

A+

Rating

38%

Acceptance

9,765

Students

#79

Ranking

$40,089

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#8 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#9 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

#10 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a large public institution located in West Chester, PA ranked 67th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 15,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three fourths of applicants. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 135 different majors and is best known for its Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, Sales and Merchandising, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 3rd. With an annual tuition of $7,716 for in-state students and $19,290 for those from out-of-state, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is moderately priced. 59.87% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw close to $48,400 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

West Chester, PA

https://www.wcupa.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

19,646

Students

#740

Ranking

$19,290

Tuition

Bridgewater College

#11 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Bridgewater College is a small private liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, VA ranked 22nd in Virginia. It has a total of 1,876 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.29% of applicants. Bridgewater College offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Human Sciences, and Athletic Training programs (nationally ranked 11th, 12th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,700 per year, Bridgewater College is reasonably pricey. 60.64% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $42,500 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Bridgewater, VA

https://www.bridgewater.edu/about-bc/

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

1,922

Students

#684

Ranking

$35,700

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#12 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

California State University-Fresno

#13 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

California State University-Fresno is a very large public institution located in Fresno, CA ranked 64th in California. It has a total of 23,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.94% of applicants. California State University-Fresno offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Agricultural Teacher Education, and Food Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fresno is reasonably priced. 58.58% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $44,700 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fresno, CA

www.fresnostate.edu/

C+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

26,765

Students

#656

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

The University of West Florida

#14 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

The University of West Florida is a large public institution located in Pensacola, FL ranked 15th in Florida. It has a total of 11,932 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 31% of applicants. The University of West Florida offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Legal Support Services, Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,319 for in-state students and $16,587 for those from out-of-state, The University of West Florida is moderately priced. 43.76% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to take home approximately $38,900 per year, which is 6% under the national median.

Pensacola, FL

uwf.edu

B+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

16,122

Students

#404

Ranking

$16,587

Tuition

San Francisco State University

#15 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

San Francisco State University is a very large public institution located in San Francisco, CA ranked 60th in California. It has a total of 29,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. San Francisco State University offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Asian-American Studies, Labor Studies, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Francisco State University is reasonably priced. 60.31% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $49,200 per year, which is 18% above the national median.

San Francisco, CA

www.sfsu.edu

B-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

33,236

Students

#584

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

San Jose State University

#16 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

San Jose State University is a very large public institution located in San Jose, CA ranked 51st in California. It has a total of 29,357 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad north of five out of eight applicants. San Jose State University offers 172 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Production Technologies, Computer Engineering, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Jose State University is reasonably priced. 57.74% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in about $56,100 per year, which is 35% over the national median.

San Jose, CA

www.sjsu.edu

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

38,805

Students

#490

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Gallaudet University

#17 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Gallaudet University is a small private institution located in Washington, DC ranked 6th in District of Columbia. It has a total of 1,228 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.22% acceptance rate. Gallaudet University offers 61 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language, Health and Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 17th, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,512 per year, Gallaudet University is moderately priced. 56.54% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in near $31,000 per year, which is 25% below the national median.

Washington, DC

www.gallaudet.edu

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,735

Students

#388

Ranking

$16,512

Tuition

Howard University

#18 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Howard University is a mid-sized historically black private university located in Washington, DC ranked 246th in the United States. It has a total of 6,507 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 36.08% acceptance rate. Howard University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Child Development, and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $24,966 per year, Howard University is reasonably costly. 54.02% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in around $49,200 per year, which is 18% over the national median.

Washington, DC

www.howard.edu

A-

Rating

36%

Acceptance

9,536

Students

#246

Ranking

$24,966

Tuition

Baylor University

#19 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Boston

#20 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

University of Massachusetts-Boston is a large public university located in Boston, MA ranked 45th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 15,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.14% acceptance rate. University of Massachusetts-Boston offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Health and Fitness, and African-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 9th, 20th, and 33rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,187 for in-state students and $34,649 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Boston is somewhat moderately costly. 33.12% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $48,200 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.umb.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

19,356

Students

#717

Ranking

$34,649

Tuition

James Madison University

#21 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

Students

#281

Ranking

$23,564

Tuition

University of Arkansas

#22 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

University of Arkansas is a very large public university located in Fayetteville, AR ranked 3rd in Arkansas. It has a total of 25,149 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.09% acceptance rate. University of Arkansas offers 234 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,568 for students from Arkansas and $24,056 for those from out-of-state, University of Arkansas is reasonably costly. 53.13% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $44,900 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fayetteville, AR

https://www.uark.edu

B

Rating

77%

Acceptance

30,459

Students

#478

Ranking

$24,056

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#23 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

McDaniel College

#24 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

McDaniel College is a small private liberal arts college located in Westminster, MD ranked 16th in Maryland. It has a total of 1,719 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 91.84% acceptance rate. McDaniel College offers 58 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness program, which is ranked 24th in America. With an annual tuition of $44,540 per year, McDaniel College is quite pricey. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $49,700 per year, which is 20% over the national median.

Westminster, MD

www.mcdaniel.edu

C+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

3,392

Students

#752

Ranking

$44,540

Tuition

University of the Pacific

#25 Best Colleges for Health and Fitness

University of the Pacific is a mid-sized private university located in Stockton, CA ranked 235th in the nation. It has a total of 3,875 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.61% of applicants. University of the Pacific offers 102 different majors and is best known for its Commercial and Advertising Art, Music Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 6th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,904 per year, University of the Pacific is extremely expensive. 64.54% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $71,700 per year, which is 73% greater than the national median.

Stockton, CA

www.pacific.edu

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Rating

66%

Acceptance

7,000

Students

#235

Ranking

$48,904

Tuition