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

2 Colleges
209 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,360 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in MassachusettsWith 209 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, family, consumer and human sciences is the #26 most popular major in Massachusetts. This means that of the 24,420 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.9% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Massachusetts ranking, we looked at 2 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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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 Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts

#1

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Framingham State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Framingham State is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Framingham. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Framingham State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Massachusetts ranking.

At Framingham State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,724. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State be around $111,128. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Merrimack College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Merrimack is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of North Andover. Merrimack did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Massachusetts list.

The average student at Merrimack graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $42,996. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack is $175,854. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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

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

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

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 132
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 46
Textile & Apparel Studies 29
Human Sciences Business Services 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 7,339
Psychology 4,579
Communication & Journalism 2,856
Education 1,818
History 1,231

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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