Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

2021 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates

24,420 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,811 Avg Salary
$23,889 Avg Student Debt

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

Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences GraduatesOut of the 38 majors we analyze each year, family, consumer and human sciences was ranked #20. In fact, 24,420 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. 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 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates ranking analyzed 182 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in family, consumer and human sciences.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, family, consumer and human sciences majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $29,811 per year. That's not so great, since it is 25% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,811
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid family, consumer and human sciences graduates.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates

Our rankings recognize New York City College of Technology as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Delaware landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public school with a very large student population.

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Indiana University - Bloomington earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

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Rhode Island School of Design comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, RISD is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Fashion Institute of Technology landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. FIT SUNY is a medium-sized public school located in the city of New York.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of the District of Columbia comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. University of the District of Columbia is a small public school located in the large city of Washington.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - East Bay. Cal State East Bay is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Hayward.

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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.

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Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA

Pacific Oaks College earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Pasadena, Pacific Oaks College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#10

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

Our rankings recognize San Francisco State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. SFSU is a very large public school located in the large city of San Francisco.

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University of California - Davis landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a very large student population.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Sacramento as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Sac State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

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Bowie State University earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Bowie State University is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bowie.

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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lamar University. Located in the city of Beaumont, Lamar University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. Located in the town of Athens, OHIO Athens is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Framingham State University. Framingham State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Framingham.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Dakota State University - Main Campus. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the city of Fargo.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates award.

Rank College Location
28 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program Portland, OR
29 Warner Pacific College Portland, OR
30 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
31 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
32 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
33 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
34 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
35 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
36 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 13,218
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3,522
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,142
Textile & Apparel Studies 2,638
Family & Consumer Economics 1,301

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 154,751
Psychology 123,980
Communication & Journalism 96,549
Education 88,927
History 25,943

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Notes and References

  • 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).
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