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2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools

153 Colleges in the United States
9,273 Associate Degrees
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #14 most popular associate degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 153 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 9,273 associate degrees in family, consumer and human sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School for Your Associate Degree

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools The family, consumer and human sciences associate degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality family, consumer and human sciences program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 36% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 461 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their associate degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their associate degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to family, consumer and human sciences students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other family, consumer and human sciences students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt family, consumer and human sciences students go into to obtain their associate degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized family, consumer and human sciences related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their associate degree.

More Ways to Rank Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

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 Associate Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for family, consumer and human sciences students seeking a an associate degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

22 Top Schools for an Associate in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
52 Annual Graduates

North Shore Community College is a good option for individuals interested in an associate degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the large suburb of Danvers, North Shore Community College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 13th out of 32 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 52 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at North Shore Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
60 Annual Graduates

Fashion Institute of Technology is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in family, consumer and human sciences. FIT SUNY is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New York. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means FIT SUNY is a great school overall.

There were about 60 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at FIT SUNY in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
53 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in family, consumer and human sciences has to take a look at Northern Virginia Community College. Northern Virginia Community College is a very large public college located in the suburb of Annandale. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #42 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Northern Virginia Community College is a great college overall.

There were about 53 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northern Virginia Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In CA
103 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Modesto Junior College if you want to pursue an associate degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the medium-sized city of Modesto, MJC is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 57th out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

A popular choice for family, consumer and human sciences students, there were roughly 103 individuals who completed this degree at MJC in the most recent data year.

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#5

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
224 Annual Graduates

East Los Angeles College is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Monterey Park. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means East Los Angeles College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 224 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at East Los Angeles College in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
22nd Most Popular In CA
62 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Trade Technical College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 58th out of 114 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

With 62 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Los Angeles Trade Technical College is one of the most popular colleges to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States.

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#7

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
45 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Bryn Mawr, Harcum College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #173 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Harcum College is a great college overall.

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

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
68th Most Popular In CA
32 Annual Graduates

West Hills College-Lemoore is a small public college located in the rural area of Lemoore. This college ranks 78th out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

West Hills College-Lemoore is a fairly popular college to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States with roughly 32 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#9

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
46th Most Popular In CA
63 Annual Graduates

Pierce College is a large public college located in the large city of Woodland Hills. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #31 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Pierce College is a great college overall.

Los Angeles Pierce College is one of the most popular colleges to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States with about 63 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

El Camino College

Torrance, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In CA
101 Annual Graduates

El Camino College is a very large public college located in the large suburb of Torrance. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #121 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means El Camino College is a great college overall.

A favorite choice for family, consumer and human sciences students, there were about 101 learners who completed this degree at El Camino College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OK
54 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 24 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were about 54 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Tulsa Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, HI
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In HI
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Honolulu, Honolulu CC is a public college with a small student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #77 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Honolulu CC is a great college overall.

There were roughly 7 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Honolulu CC in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
20 Annual Graduates

Massasoit Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the suburb of Brockton. This college ranks 18th out of 32 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 20 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Massasoit Community College in the most recent data year.

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#14

Merritt College

Oakland, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
57th Most Popular In CA
46 Annual Graduates

Merritt College is a moderately-sized public college located in the large city of Oakland. This college ranks 36th out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

With 46 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Merritt College is one of the most popular colleges to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States.

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#15

Riverside City College

Riverside, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
41st Most Popular In CA
67 Annual Graduates

Riverside City College is a very large public college located in the large city of Riverside. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #124 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Riverside City College is a great college overall.

With 67 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Riverside City College is one of the most popular colleges to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States.

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#16

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MN
15 Annual Graduates

Hennepin Technical College is a small public college located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park. This college ranks 10th out of 39 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 15 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Hennepin Technical College in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In SD
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public university with a large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #163 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means South Dakota State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 5 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In GA
2 Annual Graduates

Southern Crescent Technical College is a moderately-sized public college located in the suburb of Griffin. This college ranks 27th out of 54 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 2 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Southern Crescent Technical College in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
17th Most Popular In NY
22 Annual Graduates

SUNY Schenectady is a small public college located in the small city of Schenectady. This college ranks 61st out of 78 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of New York.

With 22 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, SUNY Schenectady County Community College is one of the most popular colleges to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States.

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#20

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
143 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Whittier, RHCCD is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 63rd out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

There were about 143 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at RHCCD in the most recent year we have data available.

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#21

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
105 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Norwalk, Cerritos College is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 45th out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 105 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Cerritos College in the most recent data year.

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#22

Fresno City College

Fresno, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In CA
57 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Fresno, Fresno City College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 64th out of 114 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

A popular choice for family, consumer and human sciences students, there were roughly 57 students who completed this degree at Fresno City College in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences students that almost earned our Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
26 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
27 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
28 Ventura College Ventura, CA
29 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
30 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
23 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
24 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
25 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

View the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 8,536
Textile & Apparel Studies 335
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 334
General Family & Consumer Sciences 56
Family & Consumer Economics 11
Housing 1

Majors Similar to Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 25,728
Education 16,359
Psychology 16,204
Communication & Journalism 9,017
History 2,502
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 667
Library Science 202

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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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