Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region

7 Colleges
1,232 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,154 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, family, consumer and human sciences was ranked #20 in the country. In fact 24,420 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,232 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 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 the New England Region

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 the New England Region

#1

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Framingham State University. Framingham State is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Framingham. Framingham State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list.

The average student at Framingham State graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,724. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State is about $111,128. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population. UCONN did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list.

It takes the average student at UCONN about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,140. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCONN be around $162,822. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Rhode Island earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a fairly large student population. URI also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

The average student at URI graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,346. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from URI is $152,695. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of NH did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of NH is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,404. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH is about $149,984. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. UMaine is a large public school located in the small suburb of Orono. UMaine did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list.

At UMaine, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,976. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMaine is about $144,765. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Post University

Waterbury, CT

Post University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Post University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the suburb of Waterbury. Post University also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region list, coming in at #7.

The average student at Post University graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,494. 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 Post University is $110,745. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Merrimack College comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Merrimack is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of North Andover. Merrimack also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the New England Region rankings.

It takes the average student at Merrimack about 4.1 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,996. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack be around $175,854. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 27
Maine 61
Rhode Island 534
Massachusetts 209
New Hampshire 91
Connecticut 310

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 721
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 395
Textile & Apparel Studies 114
Human Sciences Business Services 2

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 13,675
Psychology 9,591
Communication & Journalism 5,796
Education 3,847
History 2,518

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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