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

6 Colleges
706 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,781 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in MichiganWith 706 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, family, consumer and human sciences is the #21 most popular major in Michigan. This means that 2.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan ranking looked at 6 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in Michigan

#1

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Our rankings recognize Ferris State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a fairly large student population. Ferris not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan list.

At Ferris, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $15,909 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 Ferris is $73,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Western Michigan University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. WMU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Kalamazoo. WMU also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan list, coming in at #4.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WMU is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,387. This means that the average student pays around $100,305 to get a bachelor’s degree from WMU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population. Central Michigan also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan rankings.

It takes the average student at Central Michigan about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,977. This means that the average student pays around $116,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Baker College

Flint, MI

Baker College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Baker College is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Flint. Baker College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan list.

At Baker College, 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 $17,180. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Baker College is $81,605. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Michigan State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Michigan State is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,866. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Michigan State is $161,473. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Our rankings recognize Wayne State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Detroit, Wayne State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Wayne State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Michigan list.

The average student at Wayne State graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,364. 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 Wayne State is $155,347. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot 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 Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 1,091
Illinois 593
Indiana 362
Wisconsin 338

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 559
Textile & Apparel Studies 73
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 71
General Family & Consumer Sciences 2
Human Sciences Business Services 1

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Communication & Journalism 3,290
Psychology 3,227
Education 2,643
History 492

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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