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

38 Colleges
5,942 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,887 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 Southeast 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, 5,942 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 38 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality family, consumer and human sciences programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the family, consumer and human sciences program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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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 the Southeast Region

Check out the family, consumer and human sciences programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

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

#1

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama has taken the #1 spot in this year's family, consumer and human sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a fairly large student population. UA also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. Approximately 11,148 students take at least one class online at UA. 5,352 of UA students are attending part time. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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#3

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Georgia. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Athens. UGA also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 3,957 students take at least one class online at UGA. About 3,722 of the students at UGA are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize South Carolina State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. South Carolina State University is a small public school located in the town of Orangeburg.

Approximately 915 students take at least one class online at South Carolina State University. About 620 of the students at South Carolina State University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UK is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lexington. UK also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

About 5.9% of UK students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,416 students take at least one class online at UK. 3,024 of UK students are attending part time. UK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Northwestern State University of Louisiana as the #6 school in this year's rankings. NSU is a large public school located in the remote town of Natchitoches.

4,667 students at NSU are exclusively online. 4,592 of NSU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UNC Greensboro is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Greensboro.

About 6.4% of UNC Greensboro students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,278 students at UNC Greensboro that take at least one class online. 4,267 of UNC Greensboro students are attending part time. UNC Greensboro does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Nicholls State University is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Thibodaux.

There are approximately 2,400 students at Nicholls State University that take at least one class online. 1,351 students are part time. Nicholls State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Southeastern Louisiana University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Southeastern is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Hammond.

There are approximately 4,239 students at Southeastern that take at least one class online. 4,735 students are part time. Southeastern does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Auburn is a very large public school located in the small city of Auburn. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Auburn has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. There are approximately 5,589 students at Auburn that take at least one class online. 4,634 students are 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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 196
Florida 588
Virginia 870
Georgia 716
North Carolina 756
Alabama 887
Tennessee 437
West Virginia 202
South Carolina 154
Louisiana 411
Kentucky 333
Arkansas 392

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 4,430
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,199
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 1,174
Textile & Apparel Studies 1,044
Family & Consumer Economics 325

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 60,152
Social Sciences 35,630
Psychology 34,990
Communication & Journalism 25,261
History 7,565

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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