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

6 Colleges
756 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,448 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 North CarolinaIn 2018-2019, 756 bachelor's degrees were awarded to family, consumer and human sciences students who went to a North Carolina college or university. This makes it the #23 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.1% of all the family, consumer and human sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 North Carolina

The following schools top our list of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

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

University of North Carolina at Greensboro tops the 2021 list of our schools in North Carolina that are best for non-traditional family, consumer and human sciences students. Located in the large city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public college with a very large student population. UNC Greensboro also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #1.

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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North Carolina Central University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. North Carolina Central University is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Durham. North Carolina Central University also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #4.

About 8.3% of North Carolina Central University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,544 students take at least one class online at North Carolina Central University. 1,643 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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North Carolina A & T State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. NC A&T is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Greensboro. NC A&T also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #5.

Approximately 2,921 students take at least one class online at NC A&T. There are roughly 1,684 part time students in attendance at NC A&T. NC A&T does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ECU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. 6,812 of ECU students are exclusively distance learners. 6,631 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Meredith College. Meredith is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Raleigh. Meredith not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina list.

About 4.8% of Meredith students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 44 students take at least one class online at Meredith. 239 students are part time. Meredith does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Appalachian State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Appalachian State has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in North Carolina ranking.

The student loan default rate at Appalachian State is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,750 students take at least one class online at Appalachian State. There are roughly 1,817 part time students in attendance at Appalachian State. Appalachian State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 196
Florida 588
Virginia 870
Georgia 716
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 401
General Family & Consumer Sciences 169
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 168
Textile & Apparel Studies 146

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 6,567
Social Sciences 5,241
Psychology 3,908
Communication & Journalism 3,800
History 1,024

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Notes and References

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*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.
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