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2021 Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region

18 Colleges
$30,369 Avg Salary
$25,921 Avg Student Debt

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. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online human development programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the Great Lakes Region .

Our 2021 rankings named Union Institute & University the most popular online school in the Great Lakes Region for human development and family studies students. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Union is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, human development graduates from Union take out $15,443 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $160.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Western Michigan University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. WMU is a very large public school located in the city of Kalamazoo.

On average, human development graduates from WMU take out $29,456 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $306, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Northcentral Technical College landed the # 2 spot on the list. North Central Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Wausau.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Out of the 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Central Michigan University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, human development graduates from Central Michigan carry an average student debtload of $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. WITC is a small public school located in the rural area of Shell Lake.

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National Louis University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the large city of Chicago, NLU is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, human development graduates from NLU take out $33,072 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $366.

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#7

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best human development and family studies programs. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, human development majors at Ferris accumulate an average of around $26,588 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $276.

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Delta College

University Center, MI

Delta College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human development and family studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the rural area of University Center, Delta College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best human development and family studies programs. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, CVTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Heartland Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Heartland Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,038
Ohio 1,043
Illinois 1,528
Indiana 231
Wisconsin 670

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 18 schools only.

  • 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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