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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States

157 Colleges
24,420 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,109 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Vets

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #20 most popular major in the country with 24,420 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 157 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 veterans and active service members.

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

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying family, consumer and human sciences.

Top 15% Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools for Veterans

#1

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Our rankings recognize The University of Alabama as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UA supports 38,390 students, and 2,079 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,228 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,410. In addition to receiving other benefits, 409 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois State University. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Illinois State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Among the 20,635 students enrolled at Illinois State, 560 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 218 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,872. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population. Texas Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

Of the 38,209 students enrolled at Texas Tech, 1,148 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 662 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,852. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a very large student population. Mizzou also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States rankings.

Among the 29,843 students enrolled at Mizzou, 635 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 394 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,075. During this same period, 14 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Ohio State is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Ohio State supports 61,170 students, and 1,851 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Stephen F Austin State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Among the 13,144 students enrolled at SFASU, 389 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 179 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,906. SFASU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Charleston, EIU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. EIU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 187 of the 7,526 students enrolled at EIU were GI Bill® students, of which 68 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,273. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population. UT Austin not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UT Austin supports 51,832 students, and 1,201 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 843 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UGA has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Of the 38,652 students enrolled at UGA, 640 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 407 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,887.

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Iowa State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Iowa State also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 824 of the 34,992 students enrolled at Iowa State were GI Bill® students, of which 455 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,422. On top of their other funding sources, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Iowa State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Of the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,664. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#12

Warner Pacific College

Portland, OR

Our rankings recognize Warner Pacific College as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Portland, Warner Pacific is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Warner Pacific also did well on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 368 students enrolled at Warner Pacific, 66 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 43 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,694. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States rankings.

Among the 34,683 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, 1,159 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,824. During this same period, 14 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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South Carolina State University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. South Carolina State University is a small public school located in the town of Orangeburg.

Our most recent data shows that 235 of the 3,022 students enrolled at South Carolina State University were GI Bill® students, of which 59 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,124. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas Woman's University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. TWU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denton.

According to our most recent data, TWU supports 15,518 students, and 507 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 315 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,604. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#16

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, K - State also did well on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 1,106 of the 22,221 students enrolled at K - State were GI Bill® students, of which 769 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,442. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Oregon State also did well on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 30,986 students enrolled at Oregon State, 1,493 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 930 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,431. In addition to receiving other benefits, 22 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UNL also did well on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Of the 25,820 students enrolled at UNL, 687 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 406 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,191. During this same period, 92 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio University - Main Campus as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Ohio U is a fairly large public school located in the town of Athens. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Ohio U also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Among the 28,480 students enrolled at Ohio U, 780 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 427 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,947. To help with additional expenses, 5 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Ohio U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#20

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of H also did well on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 1,380 of the 46,324 students enrolled at U of H were GI Bill® students, of which 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,578. U of H does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#21

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value family, consumer and human sciences schools. UK is a very large public school located in the large city of Lexington. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UK is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

Among the 29,182 students enrolled at UK, 985 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 555 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,601. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#22

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #22 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Cornell did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 621 of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell were GI Bill® students, of which 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,152. On top of their other funding sources, 150 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Nebraska at Kearney earned the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNK is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Kearney. UNK also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, UNK supports 6,327 students, and 195 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 106 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,082. To help with additional expenses, 13 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
24 Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH
25 University of Delaware Newark, DE
26 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
27 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
28 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
29 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
30 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
31 Texas State University San Marcos, TX

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 13,218
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 3,522
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,142
Textile & Apparel Studies 2,638
Family & Consumer Economics 1,301

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Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 154,751
Psychology 123,980
Communication & Journalism 96,549
Education 88,927
History 25,943

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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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