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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

18 Colleges
2,169 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,852 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 Middle Atlantic 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, 2,169 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 18 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 the Middle Atlantic Region

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

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University has taken the #1 spot in this year's family, consumer and human sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Cornell not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. There are roughly 101 part time students in attendance at Cornell.

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Fashion Institute of Technology earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. FIT SUNY is a medium-sized public school located in the city of New York. FIT SUNY did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 4.3% of FIT SUNY students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,451 students take at least one class online at FIT SUNY. 1,361 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Delaware. Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public school with a very large student population. UD not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. Approximately 2,306 students take at least one class online at UD. 2,422 of UD students are attending part time.

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#4

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Montclair, Montclair State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Montclair State also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 4.8% of Montclair State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,951 students at Montclair State that take at least one class online. 4,568 of Montclair State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,138 students at UMCP that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,597 part time students in attendance at UMCP. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park. Penn State University Park did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. There are roughly 1,670 part time students in attendance at Penn State University Park. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Oneonta. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta. SUNY Oneonta also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.7%. 350 of SUNY Oneonta students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 474 part time students in attendance at SUNY Oneonta. SUNY Oneonta does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Buffalo State is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Buffalo.

The student loan default rate at Buffalo State is lower than is typical, just 8.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,962 students at Buffalo State that take at least one class online. 1,424 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 Bowie State University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Bowie State University is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bowie.

There are approximately 1,915 students at Bowie State University that take at least one class online. 1,436 of Bowie State University students are attending part time. Bowie State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Towson.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 3,895 students at Towson that take at least one class online. About 4,538 of the students at Towson are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 485
New York 774
New Jersey 434
Maryland 331
Delaware 115
District of Columbia 30

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 2,113
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 695
Textile & Apparel Studies 283
General Family & Consumer Sciences 136
Family & Consumer Economics 73

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 41,822
Social Sciences 40,188
Psychology 29,493
Communication & Journalism 21,225
History 5,681

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 18 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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