Studying Family and Community Services is a valuable choice and naturally a requisite first step for undergrads hoping to enter a career as a community health worker, a community planner, or a community developer. Interestingly, family and community services is a very rare degree ranking as the 208th most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 1,063 family and community services graduates. In-state tuition for family and community services at private institutions is, on average, 3.6 times more pricey than their public rivals.
With just 33 universities having programs for family and community services there could be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other family and community services undergrads, look at schools in Michigan which have the most undergraduates admitted to family and community services annually. Zooming out, the top region to pursue family and community services is in the Southeast region with John Brown University, University of Florida, and East Carolina University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study family and community services is the Big Ten Conference with University of Maryland-College Park, Michigan State University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best college for family and community services is University of Miami. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.
The overall 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for every student. There might be lots more perspectives to think about when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify one's decision on which college to attend. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which family and community services college has the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for family and community services is University of Florida. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top choices. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.
If price is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Miami. University of Miami appears to be our most expensive college for family and community services, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive schools that might put the expense at University of Miami into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that family and community services is the 264th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average cost of $26,500. On a broader scale, the most costly state for family and community services in the nation is Massachusetts demonstrated with a cost of $40,770 at the main university in the state Merrimack College. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for family and community services is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.
Our cheapest region for family and community services is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Utah Valley University with a cost of $15,872. In better news, the most affordable university for family and community services is Youngstown State University. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.
In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $9,300 for a degree in family and community services. The price grows by a lot to an average of $25,700 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the school representing the best value for family and community services: University of Miami. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value in general. Bear in mind, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.
Earnings for family and community services majors can vary, but within two years leaving college students will regularly earn around $36,900. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $62,800. Even straight out of school, the lowest end opportunities within the family and community services space earn $21,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning grads from family and community services come from University of Maryland-College Park and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.
The all-around diversity of family and community services is on the higher end, ranking in the 56th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for family and community services is University of Miami and here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Family and Community Services is only within the 48th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 71st percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 54%, of students studying family and community services. Additionally, 88% of undergraduates pursuing a family and community services degree are women.
The median rating for family and community services professors is 4 stars, a score which is exactly the median across every major; this is a fine. If you want to find the most popular family and community services professor in the country, consider looking up Deniss Edwards from San Jacinto Community College. It might come as a shock, but the top rated instructors for family and community services according to students are found at Carleton College. If we consider data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the best instructors for family and community services is University of Miami. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest professors in the country.
Finally, the most difficult university to get into for family and community services is University of Miami. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you understand that looking at higher education with a lens mainly derived from superlatives can create issues. We at Authority encourage you to read our other pages on different universities and explore a couple of our insightful background articles on useful details to think about as you progress with your school search.