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2021 Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools

7 Colleges
$35,290 Avg Salary
$24,968 Avg Student Debt

Family & Consumer Economics is the #221 most popular major in the country with 1,593 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 7 schools in the United States 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.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Colleges.

Our analysis found Arizona State University - Skysong to be the most popular school for family and consumer economics students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The University of Alabama. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools list. UA is a very large public school located in the city of Tuscaloosa.

The average amount in student loans that consumer economics majors at UA take out is $23,066. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Nebraska at Kearney. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools list. Located in the town of Kearney, UNK is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, consumer economics graduates from UNK take out $23,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Kansas State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools list. K -State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Manhattan.

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Ashford University

San Diego, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Ashford University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools list. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Missouri - Columbia ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Family & Consumer Economics Schools list. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

On average, consumer economics graduates from Mizzou take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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South Dakota State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best family and consumer economics programs. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the town of Brookings.

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One of 8 majors within the area of study, family and consumer economics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Consumer Economics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 43,687
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 5,318
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,753
Textile & Apparel Studies 3,476
Housing 785

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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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