Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

2021 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

3,091 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,510 Avg Salary
$25,121 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionFamily, Consumer & Human Sciences is the #20 most popular major in the country with 24,420 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 3,091 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. 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 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 26 colleges that offer a bachelor's in family, consumer and human sciences.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors After Graduation

After graduating, family, consumer and human sciences majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $31,510 per year. Unfortunately, that is 21% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 6% higher than the national average of $29,811 per year for family, consumer and human sciences graduates.

Average Salary for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  31,510
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63,000
Average Salary for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,811
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63,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,000

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2021 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Grads in the Great Lakes Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid family, consumer and human sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. Located in the small city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public college with a very large student population.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette.

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Our rankings recognize Case Western Reserve University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio University - Athens Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. OHIO Athens is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Athens.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

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Bradley University

Peoria, IL

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bradley University. Bradley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Peoria.

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Illinois State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Champaign.

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University of Akron Main Campus comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. University of Akron Main Campus is a large public school located in the city of Akron.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid family, consumer and human sciences school. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison.

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Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best family, consumer and human sciences colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 706
Ohio 34 1,091
Illinois 34 593
Indiana 33 362
Wisconsin 31 338

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 2,026
Textile & Apparel Studies 450
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 284
General Family & Consumer Sciences 153
Family & Consumer Economics 83

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 18,537
Education 15,801
Psychology 15,420
Communication & Journalism 15,182
History 3,079

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Notes and 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to National Cancer Institute.

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