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Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Development & Family Studies

13,218 Yearly Graduations
$28,600 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in human development is offered at 290 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.5% of human development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 13,218 earned their bachelor's degree in human development. This earns it the #37 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in human development at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 16,159
Bachelor’s Degree 13,218
Associate’s Degree 8,681
Undergraduate Certificate 3,967
Master’s Degree 1,335
Graduate Certificate 178
Doctor’s Degree 149

Earnings of Human Development Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in human development is $28,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,225 and the high is $30,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in human development is $25,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,283 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,032.

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The median monthly payment of a human development graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $259.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in human development. About 92.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 988
Women 12,230
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Human Development

The racial-ethnic distribution of human development bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 579
Black or African American 1,495
Hispanic or Latino 2,317
White 7,707
International Students 203
Other Races/Ethnicities 917
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 290 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in human development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

424 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for human development students seekinga bachelor's degree is Brigham Young University - Idaho. Roughly 39,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 424 people received their bachelor's degree in human development from BYU - I. About 93% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

347 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Roughly 34,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 347 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at BYU. About 92% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
298 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The human development program at University of California - Davis awarded 298 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

284 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - San Marcos is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The human development program at California State University - San Marcos awarded 284 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
283 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 283 people received their bachelor's degree in human development from Oregon State. Of these students, 92% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
270 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montclair State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 21,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 270 people received their bachelor's degree in human development from Montclair State. Of these students, 96% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
264 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Roughly 42,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 264 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Florida State. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

253 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The human development program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 253 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
247 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 247 people received their bachelor's degree in human development from Virginia Tech. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#10

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
231 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas Tech University. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

The human development program at Texas Tech University awarded 231 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#11

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
222 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Long Beach is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The human development program at California State University - Long Beach awarded 222 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
197 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at UCONN. Of these students, 96% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

192 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - East Bay is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The human development program at California State University - East Bay awarded 192 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
187 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 people received their bachelor's degree in human development from UW - Madison. Of these students, 93% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
186 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Washington State University. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

The human development program at Washington State University awarded 186 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

173 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human development. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at Ohio State. About 81% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
166 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Roughly 20,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

The human development program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro awarded 166 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
166 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

The human development program at Utah State University awarded 166 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

163 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 163 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human development majors at North Dakota State University. Of these students, 93% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California
152 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - San Bernardino comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human development. Roughly 20,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The human development program at California State University - San Bernardino awarded 152 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 97% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to human development that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3,522
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,142
Textile & Apparel Studies 2,638
Family & Consumer Economics 1,301
Human Sciences Business Services 384

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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