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2021 Most Popular Online Human Services Schools

105 Colleges
$30,302 Avg Salary
$28,284 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 13,768 people earned a degree or certificate in human services, making the major the #85 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Human Services Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 105 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online human services programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named University of Phoenix - Arizona the most popular online school in the United States for human services students. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Grand Canyon University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Services Schools list. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, human services graduates from Grand Canyon University take out $26,901 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $279.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Services Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Clearwater, UMA Clearwater is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

The excellent online programs at Columbia College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best human services schools in the United States. Columbia College Missouri is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbia.

Human Services majors at Columbia College Missouri take out an average of $27,294 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $284.

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The excellent online programs at Southern New Hampshire University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best human services schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Human Services majors at SNHU take out an average of $16,791 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 $174.

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#6

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

With a ranking of #6, Lindsey Wilson College did quite well on this year’s best schools for human services students. Lindsey Wilson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Columbia.

On average, human services graduates from Lindsey Wilson College take out $17,250 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $179.

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#7

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human services students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a very large student population.

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#8

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human services students. It came in at #8 on the list. Monroe College is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

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#9

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best human services programs. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

After completing their degree, human services graduates from Walden University carry an average student debtload of $41,666. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $458, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, OH

Ohio Christian University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human services students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the town of Circleville, OCU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, human services graduates from OCU carry an average student debtload of $24,310. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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#11

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

With a ranking of #11, Upper Iowa University did quite well on this year’s best schools for human services students. Located in the remote area of Fayette, UIU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, human services graduates from UIU carry an average student debtload of $30,118. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $313, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Services Schools list. Located in the city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, human services graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida take out $19,512 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $203, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Bryant & Stratton College - Online landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best human services programs. Bryant & Stratton College - Online is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Orchard Park.

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#14

Post University

Waterbury, CT

Post University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human services students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Waterbury, Post University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, human services graduates from Post University take out $36,213 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $398, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human services students. It came in at #15 on the list. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

After completing their degree, human services graduates from Cumberlands carry an average student debtload of $19,059. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $198, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Human Services students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Human Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
16 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
18 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
19 Gordon State College Barnesville, GA
20 Grace Bible College Wyoming, MI
21 Fisher College Boston, MA
21 Bluefield College Bluefield, VA

View the Most Popular Online Human Services Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Human Services is one of 5 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 57,499
Public Administration 17,444
Public Policy 6,021
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,832
Other Public Administration 971

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 University of the Fraser Valley.

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