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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

13 Colleges
3,243 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,557 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 CaliforniaWith 3,243 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, family, consumer and human sciences is the #18 most popular major in California. This means that 13.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking, we looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in family, consumer and human sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great family, consumer and human sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the family, consumer and human sciences program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in California

The following schools top our list of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

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

California State University - East Bay tops the 2021 list of our schools in California that are best for non-traditional family, consumer and human sciences students. Cal State East Bay is a large public school located in the suburb of Hayward. Cal State East Bay also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.4%. There are approximately 6,927 students at Cal State East Bay that take at least one class online. About 3,742 of the students at Cal State East Bay are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. SFSU is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Francisco. SFSU also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California rankings.

About 5.3% of SFSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,593 students take at least one class online at SFSU. 5,592 of SFSU students are attending part time. SFSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 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 not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California list.

About 4.7% of Sac State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 12,655 students at Sac State that take at least one class online. About 6,435 of the students at Sac State are attending part time. Sac State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Long Beach. Located in the city of Long Beach, CSULB is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, CSULB has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California ranking.

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

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Fresno Pacific University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Fresno Pacific is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fresno. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Fresno Pacific has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California ranking.

About 5.3% of Fresno Pacific students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,841 students take at least one class online at Fresno Pacific. 1,318 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - San Marcos as the #6 school in this year's rankings. CSUSM is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Marcos. CSUSM not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 4,076 students at CSUSM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,316 part time students in attendance at CSUSM. CSUSM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Northridge as the #7 school in this year's rankings. CSUN is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. There are approximately 19,451 students at CSUN that take at least one class online. 8,688 of CSUN students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Rohnert Park, SSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 1,268 students at SSU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,167 part time students in attendance at SSU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

University of La Verne comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of La Verne, ULV is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. ULV also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in California list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. 947 of ULV students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 2,862 part time students in attendance at ULV. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Cal Poly Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona.

About 2.9% of Cal Poly Pomona students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 10,261 students at Cal Poly Pomona that take at least one class online. About 3,972 of the students at Cal Poly Pomona are attending part time. Cal Poly Pomona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Explore all the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 358
Hawaii 94
Oregon 606
Alaska 6
Nevada 145

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 6,343
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,098
Textile & Apparel Studies 500
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 214
Family & Consumer Economics 9

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 46,842
Psychology 33,531
Education 22,239
Communication & Journalism 17,090
History 5,169

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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.
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