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2021 Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools

19 Colleges
$17,145 Avg Salary
$15,603 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate School for You

Human Development & Family Studies is the #28 most popular major in the country with 43,687 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 19 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

Top 10 Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#1

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO

Our 2021 rankings named Saint Louis Community College the best school in the United States for human development and family studies students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Paul College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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#3

CET-San Jose

San Jose, CA

Out of the 19 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, CET-San Jose landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of San Jose, CET-San Jose is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, human development majors at CET-San Jose accumulate an average of around $5,200 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $53.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a great place for human development and family studies students working on their undergraduate certificate. Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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Out of the 19 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Hawkeye Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Waterloo, Hawkeye Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that human development majors at Hawkeye Community College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $19,592.

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Schenectady County Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the small city of Schenectady, Schenectady Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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#7

Merritt College

Oakland, CA

Merritt College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Oakland, Merritt College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Northern Virginia Community College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Northern Virginia Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Annandale.

On average, human development graduates from Northern Virginia Community College take out $21,796 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Community College of Allegheny County landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate human development and family studies programs. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, CCAC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, human development majors at CCAC accumulate an average of around $11,551 in student debt.

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Ozarks Technical Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Springfield, OTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, human development majors at OTC accumulate an average of around $17,148 in student debt.

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Human Development & Family Studies is one of 8 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Human Development

Related Major Annual Graduates
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 5,318
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,753
Textile & Apparel Studies 3,476
Family & Consumer Economics 1,593
Housing 785

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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