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

6 Colleges
774 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,407 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New YorkFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #27 most popular major in New York with 774 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 3.2% 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 New York 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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2021 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in New York

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 New York

#1

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the remote town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. SUNY Oneonta also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at SUNY Oneonta to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,162. This means that the average student pays around $100,997 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Plattsburgh as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Plattsburgh, SUNY Plattsburgh is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. SUNY Plattsburgh did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SUNY Plattsburgh to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,815. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh be around $106,208. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the midsize suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a fairly large student population. Binghamton University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Binghamton University to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,957. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University be around $131,982. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York rankings.

The average student at Cornell graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,390. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell is about $148,471. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Buffalo State. Located in the city of Buffalo, Buffalo State is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Buffalo State has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Buffalo State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,885. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State is $115,188. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY

CUNY Queens College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Queens, Queens is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Queens has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Queens to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,234. This means that the average student pays around $124,459 to get a bachelor’s degree from Queens. 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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 485
New Jersey 434
Maryland 331
Delaware 115
District of Columbia 30

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 360
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 141
Textile & Apparel Studies 97
Family & Consumer Economics 73
General Family & Consumer Sciences 53

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 15,332
Psychology 11,265
Communication & Journalism 7,564
Education 4,512
History 2,103

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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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