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2022 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

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842

Graduates Per Year

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$57K

Average Salary

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#231

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

842

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

32

83% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

230

Religious Education

843

231

Recreational Therapy

842

232

Ecology

835

Cost

Affordable

$19,600

39% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

348

Chemistry Teacher Education

$19,643

349

Recreational Therapy

$19,600

350

Behavioral Sciences

$19,533

Salary

Low Salary

$30,346

21% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

296

Art Therapy

$30,346

297

Recreational Therapy

$30,346

298

Occupational Therapy

$30,346

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

206

Medical Records Administration

207

Recreational Therapy

208

Construction Engineering

Students

Not Diverse

2.1/5

43.33% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

388

Earth Science Teacher Education

389

Recreational Therapy

390

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

SUMMARY

Majoring in Recreational Therapy is a valuable choice and commonly an essential first step for undergrads endeavoring to begin a career as a recreational therapist, a bouldering instructor, or a yoga instructor. Interestingly, recreational therapy is a very rare major coming in at the 231st most popular major. Last year alone, there were 842 recreational therapy diplomas received. In-state tuition for recreational therapy at private colleges is, on average, 2.6 times more expensive than their public rivals.

With only 32 colleges having programs for recreational therapy you may have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other recreational therapy undergraduates, look at institutions in North Carolina which have the most undergraduates admitted to recreational therapy annually. More generally, the best region to get a degree in recreational therapy is in the Great Lakes region with Central Michigan University, University of Toledo, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to study recreational therapy is the Mid-American Conference with Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, and University of Toledo representing the conference. From our list on the best colleges, our choice for the best school for recreational therapy is Brigham Young University-Provo.

The best school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons of perspectives to weigh when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect your decision of which school to attend. Here at Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which recreational therapy college is home to the superior campus, the answer is Temple University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for recreational therapy is Brigham Young University-Provo. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Some of our picks just might shock you.

If expense is a primary factor in your decision on where to go to university, you might be cautious about Calvin University. Calvin University is our most expensive college for recreational therapy, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the cost at Calvin University into perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that recreational therapy is the 349th most expensive program in the United States, with an average expense of $19,600. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for recreational therapy on our list is Indiana demonstrated by a tuition of $26,990 at the main college in the state Indiana Institute of Technology. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for recreational therapy is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Southern Maine with a cost of $20,692, and Unity College with a cost of $28,800.

Our cheapest region for recreational therapy is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790 and University of Utah with a cost of $26,017. On the bright side, the most affordable school for recreational therapy is Southern University and A & M College. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $9,800 for a degree in recreational therapy. That price grows by a lot to a median of $20,100 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the university constituting the best value for recreational therapy: Calvin University. Here you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we believe to be the best value in general. Bear in mind, this list is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for recreational therapy students vary widely, but within two years finishing the degree graduates will regularly make around $56,800. While there is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $90,800. Even right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the recreational therapy field earn $35,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from recreational therapy have come from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of recreational therapy stands near the bottom, ranking within only the 2nd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for recreational therapy is Indiana Institute of Technology and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Recreational Therapy major only stands within the 99th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 3rd percentile. White students make up the largest share at 85% of students studying recreational therapy. Additionally, 91% of students seeking a recreational therapy degree are women.

The median rating for recreational therapy professors is 4 stars, which is exactly the median across all majors; this is a fine. If you want to find the most popular recreational therapy professor in the nation, look no further than Mark Dotson at Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. It may surprise you, but the top rated instructors of recreational therapy according to students are found at San Francisco State University. If we incorporate data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best professors for recreational therapy is University of Utah. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for recreational therapy is Southern University and A & M College. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at college from context primarily shaped by superlatives might create problems. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different colleges and peruse some of our helpful background articles on essential details to think about as your college search develops.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

#1 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a large public institution located in La Crosse, WI ranked 7th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 10,395 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Archeology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,585 for in-state students and $16,404 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is reasonably priced. 67.96% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in more or less $48,000 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

La Crosse, WI

www.uwlax.edu

B-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

11,500

Students

#577

Ranking

$16,404

Tuition

Temple University

#2 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

#3 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a mid-sized public college located in Slippery Rock, PA ranked 63rd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 8,432 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 70.65% acceptance rate. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Special Education and Teaching, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,716 for students from Pennsylvania and $11,574 for those from out-of-state, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is pretty inexpensive. 63.11% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home approximately $41,700 per year, which is 0% greater than the national median.

Slippery Rock, PA

https://www.sru.edu

C+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

10,366

Students

#716

Ranking

$11,574

Tuition

University of North Carolina Wilmington

#4 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a large public college located in Wilmington, NC ranked 10th in North Carolina. It has a total of 16,615 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a bit south of two out of three applicants. University of North Carolina Wilmington offers 104 different majors and is best known for its Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Recreational Therapy, and Middle School Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,443 for in-state students and $18,508 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina Wilmington is reasonably priced. 66.36% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in more or less $41,600 per year, which is 0% above the national median.

Wilmington, NC

www.uncw.edu

B

Rating

65%

Acceptance

19,400

Students

#518

Ranking

$18,508

Tuition

East Carolina University

#5 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

East Carolina University is a very large public university located in Greenville, NC ranked 16th in North Carolina. It has a total of 25,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.72% of applicants. East Carolina University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Production Technologies, Accounting and Business Management, and Home Economics Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,452 for students from North Carolina and $20,729 for those from out-of-state, East Carolina University is somewhat moderately pricey. 61.11% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $40,500 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Greenville, NC

www.ecu.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

32,028

Students

#783

Ranking

$20,729

Tuition

CUNY Lehman College

#6 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

CUNY Lehman College is a large public college located in Bronx, NY ranked 68th in New York. It has a total of 16,872 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.78% acceptance rate. CUNY Lehman College offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Health Care Facilities Administration, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Lehman College is reasonably priced. 48.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $43,100 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.lehman.edu/

B

Rating

38%

Acceptance

19,565

Students

#511

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#7 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

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

Calvin University

#8 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Calvin University is a small private institution located in Grand Rapids, MI ranked 6th in Michigan. It has a total of 3,793 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.9% acceptance rate. Calvin University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Science Teacher Education, and Organizational Communication programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,100 per year, Calvin University is reasonably pricey. 63.9% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in about $44,800 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Grand Rapids, MI

www.calvin.edu

B+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

4,121

Students

#349

Ranking

$36,100

Tuition

SUNY Cortland

#9 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

SUNY Cortland is a mid-sized public institution located in Cortland, NY ranked 67th in New York. It has a total of 7,029 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 46.04% acceptance rate. SUNY Cortland offers 87 different majors and is best known for its Physical Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Fitness Administration programs (nationally ranked 5th, 5th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY Cortland is moderately priced. 65.24% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $47,000 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Cortland, NY

www2.cortland.edu

B

Rating

46%

Acceptance

7,737

Students

#487

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

University of Utah

#10 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

Central Michigan University

#11 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Central Michigan University is a large public university located in Mount Pleasant, MI ranked 19th in Michigan. It has a total of 17,975 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.51% acceptance rate. Central Michigan University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Family Systems, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,510 for in-state students and $23,670 for those from out-of-state, Central Michigan University is reasonably costly. 56.42% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to generate around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Mount Pleasant, MI

https://www.cmich.edu

C+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

24,917

Students

#879

Ranking

$23,670

Tuition

Southern University and A & M College

#12 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Southern University and A & M College is a mid-sized historically black public college located in Baton Rouge, LA ranked 23rd in Louisiana. It has a total of 6,665 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.9% of applicants. Southern University and A & M College offers 91 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Forestry, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 12th, 38th, and 40th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,972 per year, Southern University and A & M College is quite inexpensive. 30.88% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to generate around $34,700 per year, which is 16% under the national median.

Baton Rouge, LA

www.subr.edu

C

Rating

35%

Acceptance

7,747

Students

#1802

Ranking

$4,972

Tuition

Unity College

#13 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Unity College is a very small private institution located in Unity, ME ranked 11th in Maine. It has a total of 812 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 98.27% of applicants. Unity College offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Natural Resources Management and Policy programs (nationally ranked 13th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,800 per year, Unity College is reasonably costly. 63.25% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $34,100 per year, which is 18% below the national median.

Unity, ME

https://www.unity.edu

C

Rating

98%

Acceptance

967

Students

#1711

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

University of Toledo

#14 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

University of Toledo is a large public university located in Toledo, OH ranked 76th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,581 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 96.4% acceptance rate. University of Toledo offers 352 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, and Health Care Facilities Administration programs (nationally ranked 14th, 14th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,834 for students from Ohio and $18,194 for those from out-of-state, University of Toledo is moderately priced. 36.58% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $43,800 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Toledo, OH

www.utoledo.edu/

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

22,439

Students

#1680

Ranking

$18,194

Tuition

Western Carolina University

#15 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Western Carolina University is a large public college located in Cullowhee, NC ranked 24th in North Carolina. It has a total of 11,303 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.71% of applicants. Western Carolina University offers 107 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Emergency Medical Technology, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,000 for in-state students and $5,000 for those from out-of-state, Western Carolina University is very low-priced. 57.29% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $37,700 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Cullowhee, NC

www.wcu.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

13,342

Students

#1038

Ranking

$5,000

Tuition

Indiana Institute of Technology

#16 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Indiana Institute of Technology is a small private business school located in Fort Wayne, IN ranked 34th in Indiana. It has a total of 1,585 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 60% of applicants. Indiana Institute of Technology offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are respectively ranked 16th and 38th in the US. With an annual tuition of $26,990 per year, Indiana Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 18.21% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in approximately $42,700 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Fort Wayne, IN

www.indianatech.edu

C

Rating

60%

Acceptance

2,470

Students

#1600

Ranking

$26,990

Tuition

Winston-Salem State University

#17 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Winston-Salem State University is a mid-sized historically black public institution located in Winston-Salem, NC ranked 41st in North Carolina. It has a total of 5,382 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 2 out of 3 applicants. Winston-Salem State University offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy and Preschool Education and Teaching programs, which are respectively ranked 17th and 31st in the US. With an annual tuition of $3,401 for in-state students and $13,648 for those from out-of-state, Winston-Salem State University is pretty low-priced. 47.01% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $33,200 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Winston-Salem, NC

www.wssu.edu

C

Rating

68%

Acceptance

5,915

Students

#1661

Ranking

$13,648

Tuition

Grand Valley State University

#19 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Grand Valley State University is a very large public college located in Allendale, MI ranked 18th in Michigan. It has a total of 23,713 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting practically five sixths of applicants. Grand Valley State University offers 133 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Quality Control and Safety Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 12th, 16th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,860 for in-state students and $18,296 for those from out-of-state, Grand Valley State University is reasonably priced. 59.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Allendale, MI

www.gvsu.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

27,752

Students

#869

Ranking

$18,296

Tuition

Eastern Michigan University

#20 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Eastern Michigan University is a large public institution located in Ypsilanti, MI ranked 38th in Michigan. It has a total of 18,388 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly less than 75% of applicants. Eastern Michigan University offers 350 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Recreational Therapy, and Occupational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 18th, 20th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,658 per year, Eastern Michigan University is pretty low-priced. 42.58% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home close to $39,300 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Ypsilanti, MI

www.emich.edu

C

Rating

74%

Acceptance

22,327

Students

#1378

Ranking

$13,658

Tuition

Eastern Washington University

#21 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Eastern Washington University is a large public institution located in Cheney, WA ranked 22nd in Washington. It has a total of 13,910 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.7% of applicants. Eastern Washington University offers 144 different majors and is best known for its Developmental and Child Psychology, Web Design, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 12th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,543 for students from Washington and $24,074 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Washington University is reasonably costly. 53.27% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $43,100 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Cheney, WA

www.ewu.edu

C+

Rating

96%

Acceptance

15,961

Students

#1171

Ranking

$24,074

Tuition

Longwood University

#22 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Longwood University is a small public college located in Farmville, VA ranked 34th in Virginia. It has a total of 5,124 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 89.89% of applicants. Longwood University offers 32 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy program, which is ranked 22nd in the US. With an annual tuition of $7,940 for in-state students and $23,900 for those from out-of-state, Longwood University is reasonably high-priced. 55.87% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in around $41,500 per year, which is 0% less than the national median.

Farmville, VA

www.longwood.edu

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

5,864

Students

#1133

Ranking

$23,900

Tuition

Catawba College

#23 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

Catawba College is a small private institution located in Salisbury, NC ranked 19th in North Carolina. It has a total of 1,467 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.51% of applicants. Catawba College offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching and Recreational Therapy programs, which are respectively ranked 17th and 23rd in the nation. With an annual tuition of $30,520 per year, Catawba College is reasonably high-priced. 43.87% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to make close to $39,400 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Salisbury, NC

www.catawba.edu

C+

Rating

50%

Acceptance

1,472

Students

#971

Ranking

$30,520

Tuition

University of Southern Maine

#24 Best Colleges for Recreational Therapy

University of Southern Maine is a mid-sized public institution located in Portland, ME ranked 12th in Maine. It has a total of 8,159 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a tad over four out of five applicants. University of Southern Maine offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy program, which is ranked 24th in the US. With an annual tuition of $7,868 for students from Maine and $20,692 for those from out-of-state, University of Southern Maine is reasonably costly. 44.22% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $38,700 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

Portland, ME

www.usm.maine.edu

C

Rating

81%

Acceptance

10,606

Students

#1726

Ranking

$20,692

Tuition