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

9 Colleges
2,016 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,860 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 TexasFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #17 most popular major in Texas with 2,016 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 24,420 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 8.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Texas ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Texas

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

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Texas that are best for non-traditional family, consumer and human sciences students. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lubbock. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas Tech has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas ranking.

About 6.0% of Texas Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 15,508 students take at least one class online at Texas Tech. About 6,714 of the students at Texas Tech are attending part time. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stephen F Austin State University. SFASU is a large public school located in the remote town of Nacogdoches. SFASU also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #4.

About 8.2% of SFASU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,450 students take at least one class online at SFASU. There are roughly 3,230 part time students in attendance at SFASU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Texas Woman's University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, TWU is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, TWU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 5,206 students take at least one class online at TWU. About 6,517 of the students at TWU are attending part time. TWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Austin. UT Austin did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas list.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 12,546 students at UT Austin that take at least one class online. 3,290 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Houston, UH is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UH has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas ranking.

The student loan default rate at UH is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 16,613 students at UH that take at least one class online. About 12,716 of the students at UH are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very large student population. Texas State also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #6.

About 6.6% of Texas State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,406 students take at least one class online at Texas State. 8,060 of Texas State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Sam Houston State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. SHSU is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Huntsville. SHSU also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.8%. Approximately 7,776 students take at least one class online at SHSU. About 5,468 of the students at SHSU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Texas earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UNT has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas ranking.

About 7.4% of UNT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 13,820 students at UNT that take at least one class online. About 9,800 of the students at UNT are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Baylor, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Texas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. There are approximately 520 students at Baylor that take at least one class online. There are roughly 766 part time students in attendance at Baylor. 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 in the Southwest Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 661
Oklahoma 435
New Mexico 121

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,323
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 588
General Family & Consumer Sciences 422
Family & Consumer Economics 144
Human Sciences Business Services 85

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 14,576
Psychology 10,323
Social Sciences 8,844
Communication & Journalism 7,629
History 2,221

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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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