Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

387 Colleges in the United States
36,482 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded
$29,430 Avg Early-Career Salary
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #21 out of the 38 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual looked at 387 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 36,482 degrees in family, consumer and human sciences to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools Your choice of family, consumer and human sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degree Level

The family, consumer and human sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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

The schools below may not offer all types of family, consumer and human sciences degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

#1

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
60 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Tufts University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Tufts is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Medford. A Best Schools rank of #41 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

There were approximately 60 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Tufts in the most recent year we have data available. Those family, consumer and human sciences students who get their degree from Tufts University receive $12,070 more than the typical family, consumer and human sciences student.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
84 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

New York University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 84 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from New York University get an earnings boost of around $9,770 above the average income of family, consumer and human sciences majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
106 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in family, consumer and human sciences needs to take a look at University of Delaware. UD is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Newark. This university ranks 1st out of 6 colleges for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were roughly 106 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from University of Delaware get an earnings boost of approximately $19,370 above the average earnings of family, consumer and human sciences graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
46 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Case Western Reserve University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Case Western is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Cleveland. This university ranks 2nd out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 46 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences program at Case Western Reserve University earn $22,970 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
413 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were approximately 413 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Erikson Institute

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In IL
32 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Chicago, The Erikson Institute is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

There were about 32 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at The Erikson Institute in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

American University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
45 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. This university ranks 3rd out of 9 colleges for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were about 45 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at The American University in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
246 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were approximately 246 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In RI

RISD is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

There were approximately 26 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at RISD in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
149 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of College Park. A Best Schools rank of #74 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were roughly 149 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences program at University of Maryland - College Park earn $2,570 more than the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
107 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 107 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences program at Cornell University make $5,970 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#12

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
125th Most Popular In CA

Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were roughly 16 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Loma Linda University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
561 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 561 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
73 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were about 73 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign get $3,870 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
89 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

IU Bloomington is a very large public university located in the small city of Bloomington. A Best Schools rank of #111 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means IU Bloomington is a great university overall.

There were roughly 89 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at IU Bloomington in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences degree program at Indiana University - Bloomington get $15,070 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#16

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
409 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 409 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year. Those family, consumer and human sciences students who get their degree from University of Georgia make $5,310 more than the typical family, consumer and human sciences student.

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#17

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
136 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 136 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the family, consumer and human sciences program state that they receive average early career earnings of $27,700.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
355 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #112 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

There were about 355 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
192 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 32 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were roughly 192 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent data year. After graduating, family, consumer and human sciences degree recipients generally earn an average of $31,300 in the first five years of their career.

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#20

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
144 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 21st out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 144 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Binghamton University in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the family, consumer and human sciences program report average early career wages of $28,400.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

North Shore Community College is a small public college located in the large suburb of Danvers. This college ranks 51st out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 52 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at North Shore Community College in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the family, consumer and human sciences program report average early career wages of $26,300.

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#22

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
595 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Texas Tech is a fairly large public university located in the city of Lubbock. This university ranks 15th out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 595 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
450 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Ohio State is a very large public university located in the large city of Columbus. This university ranks 6th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 450 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Those family, consumer and human sciences students who get their degree from Ohio State University - Main Campus make $5,420 more than the standard family, consumer and human sciences grad.

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#24

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
149 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 149 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the family, consumer and human sciences program make about $27,800 in their early career salary.

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#25

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In SC

Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 50 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were about 25 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

#25

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#28

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#29

Simmons University

Boston, MA

#32

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

#35

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA
#36

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#37

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ

#41

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, CA

#42

Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 387 different United States family, consumer and human sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
51 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
52 Harcum College Bryn Mawr, PA
53 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
54 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
55 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
56 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
57 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
58 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

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 Schools award.

Rank College Location
59 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
60 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
61 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
62 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
63 Auburn University Auburn, AL
64 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
65 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
66 Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Charlotte, NC
67 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
68 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
69 El Camino College Torrance, CA
70 Illinois State University Normal, IL
71 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
72 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
73 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
74 Connecticut College New London, CT
75 Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI
76 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
77 Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 23,359
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 4,430
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,357
Textile & Apparel Studies 3,160
Family & Consumer Economics 1,476
Human Sciences Business Services 358
Housing 228
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 114

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to National Cancer Institute.

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