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

10 Colleges
2,068 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,609 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 Rocky Mountains RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, family, consumer and human sciences was ranked #20 in the country. In fact 24,420 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,068 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 10 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 the Rocky Mountains 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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has taken the #1 spot in this year's family, consumer and human sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. Colorado State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 4,779 students at Colorado State that take at least one class online. 7,877 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of U, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at U of U is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,847 students take at least one class online at U of U. There are roughly 8,158 part time students in attendance at U of U. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Utah State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan. USU also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #5.

About 5.6% of USU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 8,947 students at USU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 9,442 part time students in attendance at USU. USU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Bozeman, MSU Bozeman is a public college with a fairly large student population. MSU Bozeman also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. Approximately 1,235 students take at least one class online at MSU Bozeman. 3,729 of MSU Bozeman students are attending part time. MSU Bozeman does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. BYU also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #3.

About 1.5% of BYU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,522 students at BYU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,337 part time students in attendance at BYU. BYU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Southern Utah University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

About 5.9% of Southern Utah University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,055 students at Southern Utah University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,162 part time students in attendance at Southern Utah University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Laramie, UW is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 3,158 students take at least one class online at UW. About 2,495 of the students at UW 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 Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Moscow, U of I is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of I also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at U of I is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,751 students take at least one class online at U of I. About 3,405 of the students at U of I are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Weber State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a very large student population.

The student loan default rate at WSU is lower than is typical, just 6.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,899 students take at least one class online at WSU. 16,473 students are part time. WSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. BYU - I is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Rexburg. BYU - I also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at BYU - I is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. 21,053 students at BYU - I are exclusively online. 24,006 of BYU - I students 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 schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 395
Idaho 496
Utah 950
Montana 194
Wyoming 33

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,529
General Family & Consumer Sciences 307
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 221
Textile & Apparel Studies 107
Family & Consumer Economics 20

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 16,047
Social Sciences 6,955
Psychology 6,214
Communication & Journalism 4,374
History 1,195

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 10 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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