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Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services

6,503 Yearly Graduations
$31,300 Median Salary
$28,209 Median Debt
There are 197 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in human services. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 47% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.0% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6,503 students earned their bachelor's degree in human services. This earns it the #68 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in human services at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,503
Associate’s Degree 4,381
Master’s Degree 1,236
Basic Certificate 1,019
Undergraduate Certificate 505
Graduate Certificate 69
Doctor’s Degree 55

Earnings of Human Services Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in human services is $31,300. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $29,525 to a high of $31,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in human services is $28,209. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $42,585 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,751.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $293.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in human services. About 87.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 829
Women 5,674
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Human Services

The racial-ethnic distribution of human services bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 161
Black or African American 1,406
Hispanic or Latino 1,239
White 2,913
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 722
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 197 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in human services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
663 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for human services students seekinga bachelor's degree is Grand Canyon University. Each year, around 96,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The human services program at Grand Canyon University awarded 663 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

528 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The human services program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 528 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
283 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 283 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human services majors at SNHU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

282 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Fullerton. Each year, around 40,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Cal State Fullerton. Of these students, 86% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
207 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lindsey Wilson College. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,735 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Lindsey Wilson College. About 86% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
199 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Roughly 9,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,602 per year.

The human services program at Columbia College awarded 199 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

134 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Monterey Bay comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human services. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 people received their bachelor's degree in human services from CSUMB. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#8

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
124 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Washington University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,215 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,806 per year.

The human services program at Western Washington University awarded 124 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

120 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Dominguez Hills. Roughly 17,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The human services program at California State University - Dominguez Hills awarded 120 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

120 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York City College of Technology comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human services. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at New York City College of Technology awarded 120 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 94% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#11

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
115 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indian River State College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Indian River State College. About 80% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
112 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Upper Iowa University. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,810 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,060 per year.

The human services program at Upper Iowa University awarded 112 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Phoenix - California

Costa Mesa, California
111 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - California comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human services. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The human services program at University of Phoenix - California awarded 111 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
111 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human services. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 111 people received their bachelor's degree in human services from UO. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#15

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
107 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in human services. Each year, around 48,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

The human services program at Walden University awarded 107 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#16

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
103 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Towson University. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

The human services program at Towson University awarded 103 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

98 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rasmussen University - Florida comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in human services. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The human services program at Rasmussen University - Florida awarded 98 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
96 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,793 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 bachelor's degrees were handed out to human services majors at UW Oshkosh. Of these students, 92% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
84 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Delaware. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their bachelor's degree in human services from UD. Of these students, 93% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
82 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their bachelor's degree in human services from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to human services that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 22,681
Public Administration 3,195
Public Policy 2,308
Community Organization & Advocacy 1,625
Other Public Administration 327

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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