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2021 Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges for Veterans

109 Colleges
13,300 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,403 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Human Development & Family Studies Schools for Vets

Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges for VeteransHuman Development & Family Studies is the #37 most popular major in the country with 13,300 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2019-2020.

This year's Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges for Veterans ranking looked at 109 colleges that offer a bachelor's in human development. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great human development and family studies programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the human development and family studies program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Human Development & Family Studies Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges for Veterans.

Top 15% Best Human Development & Family Studies Schools for Veterans

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Texas Tech also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

According to our most recent data, Texas Tech supports 40,322 students, and 1,148 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 662 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,852. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas Woman's University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denton, TWU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, TWU supports 16,433 students, and 507 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 315 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,604. TWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Austin, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 50,476 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population. UMCP not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 40,709 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. During this same period, 7 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Iowa State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the small city of Ames. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Iowa State, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

Of the 31,822 students enrolled at Iowa State, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 455 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,422. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Iowa State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the distant town of Pullman. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Wazzu is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

Among the 31,159 students enrolled at Wazzu, 1,046 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 566 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,054. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbus. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Ohio State also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

Among the 61,369 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

Full Veterans at Ohio State University - Main Campus Report

#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Cornell has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

Of the 23,620 students enrolled at Cornell, 621 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,152. On top of their other funding sources, 150 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Dakota State University - Main Campus. Located in the medium-sized city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. North Dakota State University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 518 of the 12,846 students enrolled at North Dakota State University were GI Bill® students, of which 194 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,101. North Dakota State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Connecticut landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human development and family studies schools. UCONN is a very large public school located in the suburb of Storrs. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UCONN has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies ranking.

Among the 27,215 students enrolled at UCONN, 360 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 202 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,054.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Colorado State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,706 of the 32,428 students enrolled at Colorado State were GI Bill® students, of which 1,344 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,826. In addition to receiving other benefits, 70 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#12

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. Purdue not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

Among the 46,655 students enrolled at Purdue, 761 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,363. On top of their other funding sources, 32 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Penn State University Park is a public school located in the city of University Park. Penn State University Park did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,714. Penn State University Park does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#14

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oregon State University. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Corvallis. Oregon State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,493 of the 32,312 students enrolled at Oregon State were GI Bill® students, of which 930 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,431. In addition to receiving other benefits, 22 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Oregon State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Bowie State University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Bowie, Bowie State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Our most recent data shows that 300 of the 6,250 students enrolled at Bowie State University were GI Bill® students, of which 180 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,565. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Bowie State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State University - East Bay comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Hayward, Cal State East Bay is a public college with a large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 370 of the 16,253 students enrolled at Cal State East Bay were GI Bill® students, of which 203 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,139. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for vets studying Human Development that almost earned our Best Human Development & Family Studies Colleges for Veterans award.

Rank College Location
17 Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH
18 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
19 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
20 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
21 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC

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Related Major Annual Graduates
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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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