Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

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

17 Colleges
3,233 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,995 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest 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, 3,233 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 17 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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Southwest 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

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas Tech, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

At Texas Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is about $105,298. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Stephen F Austin State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public school with a fairly large student population. SFASU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SFASU is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,360. 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 SFASU is $99,278. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Texas Woman's University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. TWU is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at TWU is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,089. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from TWU is $97,431. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a very large student population. U of H also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region rankings.

At U of H, 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 $25,217. This means that the average student pays around $116,503 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Stillwater, Oklahoma State is a public school with a very large student population. Oklahoma State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region rankings.

It takes the average student at Oklahoma State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,971. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State is about $119,212. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Texas State is a very large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Texas State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas State is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,274. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State be around $111,418. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Skysong as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public school with a fairly large student population. ASU - Skysong also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at ASU - Skysong about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,233. This means that the average student pays around $133,025 to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Skysong. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Sam Houston State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at SHSU about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,492. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SHSU is $101,889. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Southern Nazarene University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bethany.

The average student at SNU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,685. This means that the average student pays around $99,477 to get a bachelor’s degree from SNU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. UT Austin did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

At UT Austin, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,312. 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 UT Austin is $156,142. 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 by State

Explore the best family, consumer and human sciences schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 661
Texas 2,016
Oklahoma 435
New Mexico 121

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,299
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 955
General Family & Consumer Sciences 423
Family & Consumer Economics 407
Textile & Apparel Studies 82

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 11,066
Psychology 11,030
Communication & Journalism 10,312
Education 6,377
History 2,588

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 17 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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