Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region

103 Colleges in the Southeast Region
8,182 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded
$27,715 Avg Early-Career Salary
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences isn't the most popular major in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #21 in popularity out of 38 majors in the country. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual looked at 103 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 8,182 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

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of family, consumer and human sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for family, consumer and human sciences schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

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 in the Southeast Region. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the Southeast Region

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the family, consumer and human sciences degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

15 Top Southeast Region Schools in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

#1

Virginia Tech

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

Virginia Tech is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the 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 roughly 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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#2

University of Georgia

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

Every student who is interested in family, consumer and human sciences needs to take a look at University of Georgia. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were about 409 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences degree program at University of Georgia get $7,025 above the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#3

University of Florida

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

University of Florida is a good choice for students interested in a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. 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 year we have data available. After graduation, family, consumer and human sciences degree recipients usually earn an average of $27,700 in their early careers.

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#4

Clemson University

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

Clemson University is a good decision for students interested in a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #195 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Clemson is a great university overall.

There were approximately 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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#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
480 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #210 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Florida State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 480 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from Florida State University earn a boost of approximately $3,935 over the typical earnings of family, consumer and human sciences majors.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
53 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #194 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northern Virginia Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 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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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
20th Most Popular In VA

Located in the midsize city of Richmond, VCU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 13th out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 8 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at VCU in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In FL
51 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

JWU North Miami is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of North Miami. This university ranks 16th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 51 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at JWU North Miami in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In NC

NC State is a very large public university located in the city of Raleigh. A Best Schools rank of #123 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 14 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent data year.

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#10

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
199 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Auburn is a very large public university located in the city of Auburn. A Best Schools rank of #216 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Auburn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 199 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent data year. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from Auburn University earn a boost of approximately $3,635 above the average income of family, consumer and human sciences majors.

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#11

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TN
44 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. A Best Schools rank of #37 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were roughly 44 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NC
75 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Charlotte, JWU Charlotte is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #414 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means JWU Charlotte is a great university overall.

There were approximately 75 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at JWU Charlotte in the most recent data year.

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#13

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
780 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

UA is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. This university ranks 2nd out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There were roughly 780 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UA in the most recent data year. Those family, consumer and human sciences students who get their degree from The University of Alabama receive $7,425 more than the standard family, consumer and human sciences grad.

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#14

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
222 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 40 colleges for overall quality in the state of Arkansas.

There were about 222 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UARK in the most recent year we have data available. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from University of Arkansas get an earnings boost of approximately $4,685 over the typical income of family, consumer and human sciences majors.

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#15

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

NUS Florida is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Fort Lauderdale. This university ranks 41st out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 68 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at NUS Florida in the most recent year we have data available. Those family, consumer and human sciences students who get their degree from Nova Southeastern University make $11,885 more than the typical family, consumer and human sciences graduate.

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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 Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
16 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
17 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
18 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
19 University of Mississippi University, MS
20 Harding University Searcy, AR
21 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR
22 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
23 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
24 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
25 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best family, consumer and human sciences colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 38 884
West Virginia 38 331
South Carolina 38 425
Florida 38 754
Virginia 38 1,114
Arkansas 38 517
Mississippi 38 483
Alabama 37 1,371
Kentucky 37 505
Georgia 37 882
Tennessee 37 612
Louisiana 36 537

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 4,464
Textile & Apparel Studies 1,084
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1,028
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 988
Family & Consumer Economics 379
Human Sciences Business Services 124
Housing 76
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 39

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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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