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

58 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
5,907 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded
$32,055 Avg Early-Career Salary
When it comes to popularity, family, consumer and human sciences sits in the middle of the road, ranking #21 out of 38 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 58 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for family, consumer and human sciences students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 5,907 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 in the Great Lakes Region The family, consumer and human sciences program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences rankings. For our Best Overall Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Rankings by 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 Great Lakes Region. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the family, consumer and human sciences degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Great Lakes Region Schools in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

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

Case Western Reserve University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #159 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were about 54 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 major at Case Western Reserve University earn $20,345 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#2

Erikson Institute

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

Erikson Institute is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. The Erikson Institute is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

There were approximately 71 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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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
253 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in family, consumer and human sciences. UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the city of Madison. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 253 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison 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

Every student pursuing a degree in family, consumer and human sciences needs to take a look at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Champaign. 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. Students who graduate with their degree from the family, consumer and human sciences program report average early career income of $33,300.

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

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

There were about 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 $12,445 more than the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #186 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 450 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the family, consumer and human sciences degree program at Ohio State University - Main Campus earn $2,795 more than the typical college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#7

Michigan State University

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

Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. A Best Schools rank of #157 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 149 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, family, consumer and human sciences degree recipients usually make about $27,800 in their early careers.

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

Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #355 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIC is a great university overall.

There were about 44 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UIC in the most recent data year. Family, Consumer & Human Sciences degree recipients from University of Illinois at Chicago receive an earnings boost of approximately $9,745 over the average earnings of family, consumer and human sciences majors.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
134 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 134 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
100 Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #286 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Stout is a great university overall.

There were approximately 100 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Stout in the most recent year we have data available.

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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
Indiana 38 385
Michigan 38 1,131
Ohio 38 1,306
Illinois 38 1,082
Wisconsin 37 410

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 4,162
Housing 568
Textile & Apparel Studies 443
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 410
General Family & Consumer Sciences 197
Family & Consumer Economics 78
Human Sciences Business Services 49

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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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