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General Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University

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General Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University

Every general family and consumer sciences school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the consumer science program at Eastern Illinois University stacks up to those at other schools.

EIU is located in Charleston, Illinois and approximately 7,806 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,244 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2019, 87 of them were general family and consumer sciences majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Family & Consumer Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

EIU General Family & Consumer Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Science
  • Master’s Degree in Consumer Science

Online Classes Are Available at EIU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

EIU does offer online education options in consumer science for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

EIU General Family & Consumer Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the consumer science progam at EIU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The consumer science major at EIU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Family & Consumer Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused General Family & Consumer Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 5
Most Focused General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 6
Best Value General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools 6
Most Popular General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 9
Best Value General Family & Consumer Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 14

In 2019, 17 students received their master’s degree in consumer science from EIU. This makes it the #9 most popular school for consumer science master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of EIU Consumer Science Graduates

The median salary of consumer science students who receive their bachelor's degree at EIU is $27,300. This is about the same as the yearly salary of allconsumer science bachelor's degree recipients across the nation.

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Consumer Science Student Demographics at EIU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the consumer science majors at Eastern Illinois University.

EIU General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Program

95% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 students earned a bachelor's degree in consumer science from EIU. About 95% of these graduates were women and the other 5% were men.

EIU Gender Breakdown of General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in consumer science at EIU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's in consumer science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Family & Consumer Sciences Majors at Eastern Illinois University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 58
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

EIU General Family & Consumer Sciences Master’s Program

100% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 students graduated with a master's degree in consumer science from EIU. About 0% were men and 100% were women.

EIU Gender Breakdown of General Family & Consumer Sciences Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a consumer science master's degree from EIU, 82% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a master's in consumer science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Family & Consumer Sciences Majors at Eastern Illinois University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 14
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

EIU also has a doctoral program available in consumer science. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Consumer Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in consumer science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for IL, the home state for Eastern Illinois University.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
High School Teachers 43,720 $72,370
Farm and Home Management Advisors 190 $37,960
Home Economics Professors 50 $86,780

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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