Human Development & Family Studies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region

22 Colleges
2,622 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,329 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Human Development & Family Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast RegionHuman Development & Family Studies is the #37 most popular major in the country with 13,218 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,622 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 22 colleges that offer a bachelor's in human development. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those human development schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Human Development & Family Studies Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the human development programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Human Development & Family Studies Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. U of F is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. U of F also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region rankings.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $28,230 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, human development graduates from U of F carry an average student debtload of $15,781. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population. Florida State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Florida State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,233. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State is $115,196. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, human development majors at Florida State accumulate an average of around $19,971 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNC Greensboro also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region rankings.

At UNC Greensboro, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,093. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNC Greensboro is $98,756. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, human development graduates from UNC Greensboro take out $23,502 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 $261.

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#4

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Our rankings recognize University of Georgia as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a very large student population. UGA also made our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UGA is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,505. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UGA is $134,211. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, human development graduates from UGA carry an average student debtload of $21,068. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $229, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Virginia Tech, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Virginia Tech is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,298. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Tech is $142,182. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Human Development majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $21,633 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Our rankings recognize John Brown University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. JBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Siloam Springs.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at JBU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,386. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from JBU is $101,202. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that human development majors at JBU take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,542. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $234, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Tech is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ruston.

It takes the average student at Louisiana Tech about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $18,308 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech be around $80,372. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, human development graduates from Louisiana Tech take out $20,422 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $198.

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Appalachian State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human development and family studies schools. Located in the town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Appalachian State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,137. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State is $95,410. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, human development majors at Appalachian State accumulate an average of around $23,042 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $228, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Meredith College. Meredith is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Raleigh.

At Meredith, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,796. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Meredith is $126,572. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that human development majors at Meredith take out while working on their bachelor's is $29,765. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#10

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to East Carolina University. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a very large student population. ECU also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies in the Southeast Region rankings.

The average student at ECU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,107. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ECU is about $115,915. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that human development majors at ECU take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,173. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 246
Florida 378
Tennessee 180
North Carolina 362
Virginia 366
South Carolina 81
Alabama 280
Kentucky 99
Arkansas 84
Louisiana 222
Mississippi 127
West Virginia 197

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Majors Similar to Human Development

Related Major Annual Graduates
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 982
Textile & Apparel Studies 924
General Family & Consumer Sciences 888
Family & Consumer Economics 314
Human Sciences Business Services 145

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 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).
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