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

6 Colleges
437 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,338 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in TennesseeFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #22 most popular major in Tennessee with 437 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 24,420 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.8% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee ranking, we looked at 6 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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2021 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in Tennessee

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 Tennessee

Our rankings recognize The University of Tennessee - Martin as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UT Martin is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Martin. UT Martin also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee list, coming in at #2.

At UT Martin, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $18,101 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UT Martin is $81,636. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public college with a very large student population. UT Knoxville also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee list, coming in at #1.

It takes the average student at UT Knoxville about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $35,508. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Knoxville is $155,525. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tennessee Technological University. Tennessee Tech University is a large public school located in the remote town of Cookeville. Tennessee Tech University also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee list, coming in at #3.

At Tennessee Tech University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,120. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University is $132,787. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Middle Tennessee State University. Located in the city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Middle Tennessee State University, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee ranking.

It takes the average student at Middle Tennessee State University about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,337. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Middle Tennessee State University is $130,917. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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East Tennessee State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. ETSU is a large public school located in the city of Johnson City. ETSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at ETSU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,612. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from ETSU is $127,015. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Tennessee State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Nashville, Tennessee State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Tennessee State University also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Tennessee list, coming in at #5.

It takes the average student at Tennessee State University about 6.0 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,349. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University is about $151,587. 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 196
Florida 588
Virginia 870
Georgia 716
West Virginia 202
North Carolina 756
South Carolina 154
Alabama 887
Louisiana 411
Kentucky 333
Arkansas 392

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 180
Family & Consumer Economics 108
General Family & Consumer Sciences 94
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 31
Textile & Apparel Studies 24

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,162
Psychology 1,889
Education 1,699
Communication & Journalism 1,630
History 527

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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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