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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.

This year's Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 157 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 veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the family, consumer and human sciences program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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

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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 very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UA has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 2,079 of the 38,390 students enrolled at UA were GI Bill® students, of which 1,228 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,410. On top of their other funding sources, 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 very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal. Illinois State also made our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list, coming in at #1.

Our most recent data shows that 560 of the 20,635 students enrolled at Illinois State were GI Bill® students, of which 218 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,872. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

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 school 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,852. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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. On top of their other funding sources, 14 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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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 school with a fairly 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.

Of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Stephen F Austin State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college 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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,906. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 college with a medium-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 GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,273. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UT Austin has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States ranking.

Among the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

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 city of Athens. UGA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States list.

Among the 38,652 students enrolled at UGA, 640 are 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 small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly 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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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.

Among the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. UMN Twin Cities does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 fairly 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.

Among the 368 students enrolled at Warner Pacific, 66 are 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. Warner Pacific does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a fairly 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.

According to our most recent data, Virginia Tech supports 34,683 students, and 1,159 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 809 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,824. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for 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 distant town of Orangeburg.

Of the 3,022 students enrolled at South Carolina State University, 235 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 59 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,124. South Carolina State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas Woman's University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. TWU is a 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 college with a very 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.

According to our most recent data, K - State supports 22,221 students, and 1,106 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 769 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,442. K - State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#17

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 fairly 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.

Among the 30,986 students enrolled at Oregon State, 1,493 are 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. During this same period, 22 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,191. In addition to receiving other benefits, 92 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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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.

According to our most recent data, Ohio U supports 28,480 students, and 780 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 427 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,947. During this same period, 5 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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#20

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #20 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a very 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.

Of the 46,324 students enrolled at U of H, 1,380 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 935 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,578. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 fairly 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.

Our most recent data shows that 985 of the 29,182 students enrolled at UK were GI Bill® students, of which 555 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,601. UK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly 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.

Of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell, 621 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,152. In addition to receiving other benefits, 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 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.

Among the 6,327 students enrolled at UNK, 195 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 106 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,082. On top of their other funding sources, 13 students qualified for 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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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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