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

5 Colleges
593 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,747 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in IllinoisIn 2018-2019, 593 bachelor's degrees were awarded to family, consumer and human sciences students who went to a Illinois college or university. This makes it the #24 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.4% of all the family, consumer and human sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in family, consumer and human sciences. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on family, consumer and human sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

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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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.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in Illinois

#1

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Illinois University. Located in the town of Charleston, EIU is a public college with a medium-sized student population. EIU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois list.

It takes the average student at EIU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,976. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from EIU be around $75,034. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Illinois State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal. Illinois State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois list.

It takes the average student at Illinois State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,958. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State is $108,817. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Northern Illinois University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. NIU is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Dekalb. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NIU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at NIU is 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,171 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NIU is $92,181. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UIUC has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois ranking.

It takes the average student at UIUC about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,679. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC is about $137,252. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. In addition to being on our best value list, SIUC has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Illinois ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at SIUC to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,953. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SIUC is $129,130. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 706
Ohio 1,091
Indiana 362
Wisconsin 338

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 343
General Family & Consumer Sciences 132
Textile & Apparel Studies 68
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 36
Human Sciences Business Services 14

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 4,951
Psychology 4,086
Communication & Journalism 3,692
Education 3,367
History 784

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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