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2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

There are about 23,689 students enrolled in Physical Education in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

8,349

Vs. National Avg.

-47%

popularity Rank

#113

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$24K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

cost Rank

#266

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

salary Rank

#300

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

professors Rank

#295

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

students Rank

#325

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Physical Education is a valuable choice and commonly a mandatory first step for students wanting to enter a career as a physical education teacher, an adaptive physical education specialist, or an outdoor educator. In fact, physical education is pretty common ranking as the 74th most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 6,447 physical education graduates. In-state tuition for physical education at private institutions is, on average, 3.1 times more expensive than their public peers.

There are 486 institutions that offer physical education. This number of schools is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other physical education majors, consider looking at colleges in Louisiana which have more undergraduates admitted to physical education than any other state. More generally, the top region to pursue physical education is in the Southeast region with The University of Alabama, University of Central Florida, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study physical education is the Southeastern Conference with The University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best school for physical education is University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The objectively best school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There are lots of angels to weigh when choosing college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might change your choice on which university to attend. Here at authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which physical education university is home to the best campus, the winner is University of Connecticut. If you are mostly interested in which school boasts the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our selection of the college with the best student life for physical education is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about University of La Verne. University of La Verne&nbspis our most expensive college for physical education, at least for out of state enrollment. We have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the cost of University of La Verne&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that physical education is the 261st most expensive degree in the United States, with an average cost of $26,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for physical education on our list is Vermont at Norwich University and University of Vermont, the primary colleges in the state, of $39,234 and $41,280. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for physical education is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Azusa Pacific University with a cost of $39,640, Fresno Pacific University with a cost of $32,458, and University of La Verne with a cost of $43,440.

Our cheapest region for physical education is the Southwest region which is represented by New Mexico Highlands University with a cost of $8,712, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with a cost of $5,994, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a cost of $13,050. In better news, the most affordable university for physical education is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $9,400 for a degree in physical education. That price increases intensely to an average of $19,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university representing the best value for physical education: Manhattan College. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this section is based 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 physical education majors can vary, but within two-years of graduation students will regularly earn in the neighborhood of $45,800. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can rake in up to $91,400. Right out of university, the lowest end positions within the physical education field make $22,900, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from physical education attended Manhattan College&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of physical education ranks subpar, ranking in the 31st percentile of all programs. The university with the highest composite diversity for physical education is George Mason University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Physical Education ranks only in the 95th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 27th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 71% of scholars majoring in physical education. Additionally, 53% of scholars pursuing a physical education degree are men.

We have insufficient professors data for physical education to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. As we consider data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for physical education is Purdue University-Main Campus. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for physical education is University of Central Florida. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you understand that approaching the higher education world from examples mainly derived from superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different topics and explore a few of our insightful background pages on useful details to think about as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Physical Education

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA | https://www.wm.edu/

42%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#87

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT | www.utah.edu/

79%

Acceptance

38,335

Students

#354

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL | https://www.uab.edu/

81%

Acceptance

25,843

Students

#613

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

Florida International University

Miami, FL | www.fiu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

73,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Physical Education

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK | https://utulsa.edu/

69%

Acceptance

4,546

Students

#248

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

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