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2021 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools

61 Colleges
$28,585 Avg Salary
$25,171 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Family & Consumer Sciences School for You

In 2018-2019, 3,753 people earned a degree or certificate in general family and consumer sciences, making the major the #162 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 61 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for consumer science majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Iowa State University the best school in the United States for general family and consumer sciences students. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, consumer science graduates from Iowa State carry an average student debtload of $25,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based 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 Wisconsin - Madison. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools list. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Texas Tech University is a great place for general family and consumer sciences students. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY Oneonta. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools list. SUNY Oneonta is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta.

The average amount in student loans that consumer science majors at SUNY Oneonta take out is $19,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The University of Alabama. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a very large student population.

Consumer Science majors at UA take out an average of $22,580 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $248.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools list. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Illinois State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general family and consumer sciences programs. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

While working on their degree, consumer science majors at Illinois State accumulate an average of around $24,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well on this year’s best schools for general family and consumer sciences students. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a very large student population.

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California State University - Sacramento ranked #9 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools list. Located in the large city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, consumer science majors at California State University - Sacramento accumulate an average of around $16,584 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $172, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general family and consumer sciences students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the distant town of Stillwater, Oklahoma State is a public college with a very large student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
12 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN

General Family & Consumer Sciences by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 43,687
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 5,318
Textile & Apparel Studies 3,476
Family & Consumer Economics 1,593
Housing 785

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to National Cancer Institute.

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