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

6 Colleges
331 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,817 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in MarylandFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #22 most popular major in Maryland with 331 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 1.4% 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 Maryland ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in family, consumer and human sciences. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those family, consumer and human sciences 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.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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

Check out the family, consumer and human sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. UMES is a small public school located in the fringe town of Princess Anne. UMES did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UMES to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,762. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMES is $76,435. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMCP, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UMCP to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,990. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP is about $164,148. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bowie State University. Bowie State University is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Bowie. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Bowie State University, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland ranking.

At Bowie State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,956. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bowie State University be around $115,228. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Morgan State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Baltimore. Morgan State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland rankings.

The average student at Morgan State graduates in less than 4.9 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,018. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State be around $112,788. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Towson is a very large public school located in the small city of Towson. Towson also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Towson to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,897. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson be around $127,147. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stevenson University. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Stevenson not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland list.

The average student at Stevenson graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,281. 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 Stevenson is $149,591. 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 485
New York 774
New Jersey 434
Delaware 115
District of Columbia 30

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 258
General Family & Consumer Sciences 60
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 13

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,670
Psychology 2,293
Communication & Journalism 1,617
Education 1,036
History 549

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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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