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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate's Degree Schools

50 Colleges
$19,968 Avg Salary
$16,257 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 59,281 people earned a degree or certificate in family, consumer and human sciences, making the major the #21 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 50 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the family, consumer and human sciences associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named South Dakota State University the best school in the United States for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ferris State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Ferris is a large public school located in the town of Big Rapids.

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Out of the 50 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, North Shore Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. North Shore Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Danvers.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fashion Institute of Technology. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. FIT SUNY is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New York.

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#5

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Harcum College is a great place for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Harcum College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bryn Mawr.

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#6

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

With a ranking of #6, Southeast Technical Institute did quite well on this year’s best schools for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public school with a small student population.

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Tulsa Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Tulsa Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Tulsa.

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#8

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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Ohio University - Main Campus ranked #10 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Ohio U is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens.

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

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
Family & Consumer Economics 1,593
Housing 785
Human Sciences Business Services 477
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 192

Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 306,739
Social Sciences 203,399
Psychology 177,655
Communication & Journalism 122,154
History 32,806

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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