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

187 Colleges
$29,811 Avg Salary
$23,889 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor'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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 187 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 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

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

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our analysis found Cornell University to be the best school for family, consumer and human sciences students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Pacific Oaks College is a great place for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena, Pacific Oaks College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Delaware helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best family, consumer and human sciences schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Case Western Reserve University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Case Western is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cleveland.

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Out of the 187 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the # 5 spot on the list. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the city of Fargo.

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Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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California State University - East Bay did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Hayward, California State University - East Bay is a public college with a large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison ranked #9 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a very large student population.

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#10

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population.

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South Dakota State University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a large student population.

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#12

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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#13

Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, OH

Union Institute & University landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Union is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cincinnati.

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University of Connecticut did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. UW - Stout is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

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Illinois State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for family, consumer and human sciences students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

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University of Maryland - College Park ranked #17 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park.

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#18

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta ranked #18 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta.

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Iowa State University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population.

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Washington State University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population.

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#21

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa ranked #21 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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California State University - Sacramento ranked #23 on this year’s Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#24

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

With a ranking of #24, Merrimack College did quite well on this year’s best schools for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their bachelor’s degree. Merrimack is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of North Andover.

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#25

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree family, consumer and human sciences programs. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

#27

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

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 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
29 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
30 Concordia University - Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
31 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
32 Bowie State University Bowie, MD
33 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
34 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
35 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program Portland, OR
36 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
37 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

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

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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