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2021 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region

10 Colleges
2,068 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,609 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains 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, 2,068 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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The family, consumer and human sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools.

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2021 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

Our rankings recognize Brigham Young University - Provo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. In addition to being on our best value list, BYU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 5.2 years for the average student at BYU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $12,239. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $64,132. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Our rankings recognize University of Wyoming as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of Wyoming did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The average student at U of Wyoming graduates in less than 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,323 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming be around $94,299. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Utah State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan. USU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The average student at USU graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,962. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USU is about $115,976. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. Colorado State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Colorado State is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,008. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State be around $141,155. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brigham Young University - Idaho. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Rexburg. In addition to being on our best value list, BYU - I has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 5.0 years for the average student at BYU - I to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $6,396. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the BYU - I is $31,724. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Utah. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a fairly large student population. U of U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of U is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,168. 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 U of U is $146,801. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Utah University. Located in the remote town of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Southern Utah University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average student at Southern Utah University graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,783. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Southern Utah University is $110,115. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#8

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Idaho is a large public school located in the town of Moscow. Idaho also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

At Idaho, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,080. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho is $131,151. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Montana State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a fairly large student population. MSU Bozeman also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

At MSU Bozeman, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,926. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from MSU Bozeman be around $157,756. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Weber State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WSU is 4.9 years, and it costs about $23,208 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WSU be around $113,951. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best family, consumer and human sciences colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 395
Idaho 496
Utah 950
Montana 194
Wyoming 33

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,437
General Family & Consumer Sciences 286
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 206
Textile & Apparel Studies 99
Family & Consumer Economics 20

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 6,783
Social Sciences 6,018
Psychology 4,468
Communication & Journalism 3,909
History 992

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 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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