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2023 Recreational Therapy Students

There are about 3,232 students enrolled in Recreational Therapy in the USA.

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College often is an awfully consequential time of one's life; it's a chance for personal progress and development. Undergraduates continue to learn who they can be and build many of the imperative skills to be a halcyon member of society. But learning is not entirely confined to the classroom - the campus dialogue, the life lesson gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different interpretation of the situation. As such, a diverse college experience vastly enhances what you gain from your time in university.

Recreational Therapy is in the bottom 10% of subjects for racial diversity*. It has the 10th biggest share of white students. 85% of the United States' Recreational Therapy majors are white students, followed by black students (8%), latino students (4%), and students of other races**(3%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Utica College located in Utica, NY.

Secondly, Recreational Therapy skews very heavily female, more so 94% of subjects. Faintly greater than nine in every ten students majoring in Recreational Therapy identify as women. Longwood University in Farmville, VA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is class diversity. Recreational Therapy is the 6th most financially diverse focus in the US. 25% of its students come from homes that take home more than $110,000 a year, 19% are from homes with $75,000 to $110,000 annual incomes, and 24% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 yearly income. East Carolina University is the most socioeconomically diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall UT is the most diverse state for Recreational Therapy. The Rocky Mountains is the most diverse region, and the Empire Eight is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 1%

  • Black: 8%

  • Latino: 4%

  • White: 85%

  • Other: 3%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 9%

  • Female: 91%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 19%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 84%

  • Out of State: 15%

  • International: 2%

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