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

6 Colleges
331 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,817 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 MarylandFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #22 most popular major in Maryland with 331 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 1.4% 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 Maryland ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

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

University of Maryland - College Park has taken the #1 spot in this year's family, consumer and human sciences ranking for non-traditional students. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMCP has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland ranking.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,138 students take at least one class online at UMCP. 4,597 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Bowie State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Bowie State University is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bowie. Bowie State University also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland rankings.

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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Towson. Towson not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at Towson is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UMES is a small public school located in the town of Princess Anne. UMES also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland rankings.

There are approximately 1,127 students at UMES that take at least one class online. There are roughly 463 part time students in attendance at UMES.

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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Stevenson not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.3%. Approximately 1,233 students take at least one class online at Stevenson. There are roughly 815 part time students in attendance at Stevenson. Stevenson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Morgan State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Baltimore. Morgan State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Maryland rankings.

There are approximately 1,360 students at Morgan State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 891 part time students in attendance at Morgan State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

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

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

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 371
General Family & Consumer Sciences 60
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 13
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 9

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 5,015
Education 4,405
Psychology 2,550
Communication & Journalism 1,881
History 606

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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