Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

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

7 Colleges
774 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,896 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 New YorkFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #27 most popular major in New York with 774 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 3.2% 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 New York ranking, we looked at 7 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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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New York

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

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University tops the 2021 list of our schools in New York that are best for non-traditional family, consumer and human sciences students. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York rankings.

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

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Our rankings recognize Fashion Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public college with a medium-sized student population. FIT SUNY not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list.

About 4.3% of FIT SUNY students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,451 students at FIT SUNY that take at least one class online. 1,361 students are part time. FIT SUNY does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Oneonta. Located in the remote town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, SUNY Oneonta has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oneonta is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. 350 of SUNY Oneonta students are exclusively distance learners. 474 of SUNY Oneonta students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Buffalo State. Located in the city of Buffalo, Buffalo State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Buffalo State also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York rankings.

About 8.2% of Buffalo State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,962 students take at least one class online at Buffalo State. There are roughly 1,424 part time students in attendance at Buffalo State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a large student population. Binghamton University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list.

About 2.1% of Binghamton University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 769 students at Binghamton University that take at least one class online. 2,020 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY

SUNY Plattsburgh comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Plattsburgh, SUNY Plattsburgh is a public school with a medium-sized student population. SUNY Plattsburgh did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 1,287 students take at least one class online at SUNY Plattsburgh. About 581 of the students at SUNY Plattsburgh are attending part time. SUNY Plattsburgh does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Queens College

Queens, NY

Queens College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. QC is a large public school located in the large city of Queens. QC also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in New York list, coming in at #6.

About 4.7% of QC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 506 students take at least one class online at QC. 7,115 of QC students are attending part time. 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 Jersey 434
Maryland 331
Delaware 115
District of Columbia 30

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 701
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 290
Textile & Apparel Studies 191
Family & Consumer Economics 73
General Family & Consumer Sciences 53

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 18,562
Social Sciences 18,014
Psychology 14,303
Communication & Journalism 10,348
History 2,519

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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