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2021 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

55 Colleges
$27,453 Avg Salary
$24,393 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 55 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree 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 General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Iowa State University to be the best school for general family and consumer sciences students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, consumer science graduates from Iowa State take out $23,961 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Texas Tech University is a great place for general family and consumer sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

Consumer Science majors at Texas Tech take out an average of $24,074 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $255, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend SUNY Oneonta. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Oneonta.

Consumer Science majors at SUNY Oneonta take out an average of $19,008 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. 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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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Out of the 55 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Purdue University - Main Campus landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Illinois State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Normal.

Consumer Science majors at Illinois State take out an average of $22,276 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Sacramento did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general family and consumer sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Consumer Science majors at California State University - Sacramento take out an average of $18,707 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $172, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree general family and consumer sciences programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, consumer science graduates from UA take out $24,811 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $256.

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The University of Texas at Austin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general family and consumer sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree general family and consumer sciences programs. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a large public school located in the small city of Mankato.

Consumer Science majors at Minnesota State University - Mankato take out an average of $24,805 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University ranked #10 on this year’s Best General Family & Consumer Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the town of Charleston, EIU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that consumer science majors at EIU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $25,902. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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General Family & Consumer Sciences by Region

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New England
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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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