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

4 Colleges
640 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,674 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in MissouriIn 2018-2019, 640 bachelor's degrees were awarded to family, consumer and human sciences students who went to a Missouri college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 24,420 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Missouri ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Missouri

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 Missouri

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Missouri State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Missouri list.

The average student at Missouri State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,142. 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 Missouri State is $100,303. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Missouri - Columbia earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Mizzou, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Mizzou is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,545. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mizzou is $137,852. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southeast Missouri State University. Located in the city of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Southeast Missouri State University has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Missouri ranking.

At Southeast Missouri State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,054. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University be around $95,375. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Central Missouri earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCM is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Warrensburg. UCM also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Missouri rankings.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UCM to complete their degree, and it costs about $19,956 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UCM is $89,802. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 271
Kansas 223
South Dakota 94
Iowa 344
Nebraska 435
North Dakota 207

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 197
Textile & Apparel Studies 150
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 81
General Family & Consumer Sciences 78
Family & Consumer Economics 77

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 2,751
Psychology 2,534
Communication & Journalism 1,965
Social Sciences 1,917
History 448

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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