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

4 Colleges
271 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,660 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 MinnesotaWith 271 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, family, consumer and human sciences is the #24 most popular major in Minnesota. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.1% 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 Minnesota ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Minnesota

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.

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

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

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. There are approximately 13,571 students at UMN Twin Cities that take at least one class online. About 10,971 of the students at UMN Twin Cities are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Concordia University, Saint Paul landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best family, consumer and human sciences schools for non-traditional students. Concordia University, Saint Paul is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Concordia University, Saint Paul has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Minnesota ranking.

About 5.9% of Concordia University, Saint Paul students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 3,129 of Concordia University, Saint Paul students are exclusively distance learners. 1,567 students are part time.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Minnesota State University - Mankato. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population. Minnesota State Mankato did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in Minnesota list.

The student loan default rate at Minnesota State Mankato is lower than is typical, just 4.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,986 students take at least one class online at Minnesota State Mankato. There are roughly 3,207 part time students in attendance at Minnesota State Mankato. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

About 6.9% of Walden University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 50,360 students at Walden University and they are all exclusively distance learners. 29,283 students are part time. Walden University 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 640
Kansas 223
South Dakota 94
Iowa 344
Nebraska 435
North Dakota 207

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 363
Family & Consumer Economics 96
General Family & Consumer Sciences 63
Textile & Apparel Studies 23
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 11

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 9,684
Psychology 5,339
Social Sciences 3,025
Communication & Journalism 1,616
History 367

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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