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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

20 Colleges
4,452 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,693 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US RegionFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #20 most popular major in the country with 24,420 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,452 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 20 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent family, consumer and human sciences programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the family, consumer and human sciences program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying family, consumer and human sciences.

Top 10 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Warner Pacific College

Portland, OR

Warner Pacific College has taken the #1 spot in this year's family, consumer and human sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Portland, Warner Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Warner Pacific, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region ranking.

About 8.9% of Warner Pacific students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 14 students at Warner Pacific that take at least one class online. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Oregon State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region ranking.

About 3.9% of Oregon State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,917 students at Oregon State that take at least one class online. 8,853 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State University - East Bay landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Cal State East Bay is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Hayward.

About 5.4% of Cal State East Bay students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,927 students take at least one class online at Cal State East Bay. About 3,742 of the students at Cal State East Bay are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. SFSU is a very large public school located in the large city of San Francisco. SFSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. There are approximately 10,593 students at SFSU that take at least one class online. 5,592 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Sacramento. Sac State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Sacramento. Sac State also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #7.

The student loan default rate at Sac State is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,655 students take at least one class online at Sac State. There are roughly 6,435 part time students in attendance at Sac State. Sac State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State University - Long Beach comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Long Beach, CSULB is a public school with a fairly large student population. CSULB did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 10,391 students take at least one class online at CSULB. There are roughly 6,387 part time students in attendance at CSULB. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Washington State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population. Wazzu did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Far Western US Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. 3,345 of Wazzu students are exclusively distance learners. 4,795 students are part time. Wazzu does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Fresno Pacific University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fresno Pacific is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fresno.

About 5.3% of Fresno Pacific students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,841 students at Fresno Pacific that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,318 part time students in attendance at Fresno Pacific. Fresno Pacific does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State University - San Marcos landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. CSUSM is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Marcos.

About 3.5% of CSUSM students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,076 students take at least one class online at CSUSM. About 3,316 of the students at CSUSM are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State University - Northridge earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. CSUN is a very large public school located in the large city of Northridge.

About 3.7% of CSUN students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 19,451 students take at least one class online at CSUN. 8,688 of CSUN students are attending part time. CSUN does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students family, consumer and human sciences colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 3,243
Washington 358
Hawaii 94
Oregon 606
Alaska 6
Nevada 145

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 7,459
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,109
Textile & Apparel Studies 639
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 276
Human Sciences Business Services 85

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 55,016
Psychology 39,615
Education 33,009
Communication & Journalism 21,393
History 6,274

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 20 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to National Cancer Institute.

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