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2021 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California

13 Colleges
3,243 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,557 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in CaliforniaWith 3,243 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, family, consumer and human sciences is the #18 most popular major in California. This means that 13.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California ranking, we looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in family, consumer and human sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those family, consumer and human sciences schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in California

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for family, consumer and human sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

California State University - Long Beach comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Cal State Long Beach is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Long Beach. Cal State Long Beach not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California list.

The average student at Cal State Long Beach graduates in less than 5.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,708. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach is about $122,552. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

Our rankings recognize San Francisco State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. SFSU is a very large public school located in the city of San Francisco. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SFSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California ranking.

At SFSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,093. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SFSU be around $123,942. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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California State University - Northridge comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Northridge, California State University - Northridge is a public school with a very large student population.

At California State University - Northridge, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,577. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the California State University - Northridge is $111,982. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - San Marcos. Located in the large suburb of San Marcos, Cal State San Marcos is a public college with a fairly large student population. Cal State San Marcos also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California rankings.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at Cal State San Marcos to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,393. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Marcos is about $124,426. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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California State University - Sacramento landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public college with a very large student population. California State University - Sacramento also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California rankings.

The average student at California State University - Sacramento graduates in less than 5.1 years, and it costs about $26,553 per year to attend the school. 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 California State University - Sacramento is $135,951. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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California State University - Fresno earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fresno State is a very large public school located in the city of Fresno.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fresno State is 5.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,188. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State be around $100,132. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Rohnert Park, SSU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

At SSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,323. This means that the average student pays around $130,569 to get a bachelor’s degree from SSU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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California State University - East Bay comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Hayward, California State University - East Bay is a public school with a large student population. California State University - East Bay also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California rankings.

It takes about 5.1 years for the average student at California State University - East Bay to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,796. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from California State University - East Bay be around $135,588. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Point Loma Nazarene University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of San Diego, PLNU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at PLNU, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California ranking.

It takes the average student at PLNU about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $36,331 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from PLNU is $148,957. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. CSU Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pomona.

The average student at CSU Pomona graduates in less than 4.9 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,111. This means that the average student pays around $137,744 to get a bachelor’s degree from CSU Pomona. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 358
Hawaii 94
Oregon 606
Alaska 6
Nevada 145

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,943
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,042
Textile & Apparel Studies 241
Family & Consumer Economics 9
Human Sciences Business Services 4

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 25,166
Psychology 16,790
Communication & Journalism 10,634
Education 5,598
History 2,936

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 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 National Cancer Institute.

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