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2022 Best Colleges for Family Systems

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540

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#271

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

540

91% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

22

89% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

271

Family Systems

540

272

Physician Assistant Studies

538

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$21,999

31% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

319

Child Development

$22,125

320

Family Systems

$21,999

321

Health and Medical Physics

$21,946

Salary

Low Salary

$30,072

22% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

310

Child Development

$30,072

311

Family Systems

$30,072

312

Human Development and Family Studies

$30,072

Professors

Students

Not Diverse

2.8/5

21.79% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

344

American Sign Language

345

Family Systems

346

Agronomy and Crop Science

SUMMARY

Majoring in Family Systems is a valuable choice and generally a required first step for pupils wanting to begin a career as a family and marriage therapist, a child and family therapist, or a family counselor. In fact, family systems is a very rare degree ranking as the 271st most popular area of study. Last year, there were 540 family systems diplomas received. In-state tuition for family systems at private schools is, on average, 3 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With only 22 institutions having programs for this degree there could be limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other family systems majors, consider looking at colleges in Utah which have the most undergrads admitted to family systems annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in family systems is in the Rocky Mountains region with Brigham Young University-Provo and Weber State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to study family systems is the West Coast Conference with Brigham Young University-Provo representing the conference. From our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best school for family systems is Brigham Young University-Provo.

The best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There can be lots more facets to think about when deciding on college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would refashion your decision of where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which family systems school boasts the best campus, the answer is Central Washington University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which college is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life and, from that list, our pick of the university with the best student life for family systems is Brigham Young University-Provo. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top choices. Some of our picks will probably surprise you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of St Thomas. University of St Thomas appears to be the most expensive university for family systems, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that could put the cost at University of St Thomas into perspective. For more context, you might care to know that family systems is the 320th most expensive degree in the US, with an average expense of $22,000. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for family systems on our list is Minnesota with tuition and fees at the primary college, University of St Thomas, of $44,780. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for family systems is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for family systems is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790 and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. More optimistically, the most affordable university for family systems is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $9,600 for a degree in family systems. That price increases dramatically to a median of $18,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the college with the best value for family systems: University of St Thomas. Here you will see our comprehensive list of the schools we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for family systems majors vary a lot, but within two years leaving college graduates will often make around $45,900. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $72,900. Right out of school, the lowest earning positions within the family systems space make $29,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from family systems graduated from University of St Thomas and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of family systems sits subpar, arriving within only the 13th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for family systems is University of Central Oklahoma and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Family Systems major only ranks in the 93rd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 25th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion at 71% of scholars majoring in family systems. Additionally, 94% of undergraduates pursuing a family systems major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for family systems to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we incorporate data beyond basic rankings we find that the school possessing the overall best instructors for family systems is Brigham Young University-Provo. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the best professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for family systems is Concordia University-Ann Arbor. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at higher education with context only built on superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different colleges and peruse some of our background pages on useful details to look out for as you continue your university search.

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Brigham Young University-Provo

#1 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

Ball State University

#2 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Ball State University is a very large public university located in Muncie, IN ranked 20th in Indiana. It has a total of 17,845 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.71% of applicants. Ball State University offers 316 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Pre-Dentistry Studies, and Pre-Law Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,358 for students from Indiana and $26,138 for those from out-of-state, Ball State University is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.65% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate approximately $41,100 per year, which is 1% under the national median.

Muncie, IN

www.bsu.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

25,199

Students

#795

Ranking

$26,138

Tuition

Towson University

#3 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Towson University is a very large public institution located in Towson, MD ranked 10th in Maryland. It has a total of 21,975 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.31% acceptance rate. Towson University offers 138 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Art Teacher Education, and Health and Wellness programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,962 for students from Maryland and $21,098 for those from out-of-state, Towson University is somewhat moderately costly. 70.59% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make around $50,800 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Towson, MD

www.towson.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

25,754

Students

#436

Ranking

$21,098

Tuition

Lipscomb University

#4 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Lipscomb University is a small private college located in Nashville, TN ranked 8th in Tennessee. It has a total of 3,622 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 63.11% acceptance rate. Lipscomb University offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Family Systems, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,860 per year, Lipscomb University is reasonably expensive. 57.89% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Nashville, TN

www.lipscomb.edu

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

5,980

Students

#499

Ranking

$30,860

Tuition

University of St Thomas

#5 Best Colleges for Family Systems

University of St Thomas is a mid-sized private university located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 6th in Minnesota. It has a total of 6,798 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around four out of every five applicants. University of St Thomas offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Operations Management and Supervision, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,780 per year, University of St Thomas is rather high-priced. 71.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $56,800 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.stthomas.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

11,201

Students

#307

Ranking

$44,780

Tuition

University of Southern Mississippi

#6 Best Colleges for Family Systems

University of Southern Mississippi is a large public university located in Hattiesburg, MS ranked 10th in Mississippi. It has a total of 13,747 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 96.94% of applicants. University of Southern Mississippi offers 169 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Music Management, and Interior Architecture programs (nationally ranked 6th, 25th, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,786 for students from Mississippi and $10,786 for those from out-of-state, University of Southern Mississippi is pretty inexpensive. 41.74% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw close to $36,400 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Hattiesburg, MS

https://www.usm.edu

C

Rating

97%

Acceptance

16,921

Students

#1736

Ranking

$10,786

Tuition

Concordia University-Ann Arbor

#7 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Concordia University-Ann Arbor is a small private college located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 27th in Michigan. It has a total of 1,073 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.06% of applicants. Concordia University-Ann Arbor offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems program, which is ranked 7th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $30,060 per year, Concordia University-Ann Arbor is somewhat moderately pricey. 39.48% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $39,100 per year, which is 6% less than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://www.cuaa.edu

C+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

1,380

Students

#1193

Ranking

$30,060

Tuition

Weber State University

#8 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Weber State University is a very large public college located in Ogden, UT ranked 7th in Utah. It has a total of 35,039 full-time undergraduate students. Weber State University offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Family Systems, and International Economics programs (nationally ranked 4th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,990 for in-state students and $14,973 for those from out-of-state, Weber State University is reasonably priced. 36% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

Ogden, UT

www.weber.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

36,043

Students

#1512

Ranking

$14,973

Tuition

University of Central Oklahoma

#9 Best Colleges for Family Systems

University of Central Oklahoma is a large public institution located in Edmond, OK ranked 15th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 16,093 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.1% acceptance rate. University of Central Oklahoma offers 183 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, and Selling Skills and Sales Operations programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,686 for students from Oklahoma and $17,573 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Oklahoma is reasonably priced. 40.67% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate close to $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Edmond, OK

https://www.uco.edu

C

Rating

84%

Acceptance

17,985

Students

#1461

Ranking

$17,573

Tuition

Central Michigan University

#10 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Central Michigan University is a large public university located in Mount Pleasant, MI ranked 19th in Michigan. It has a total of 17,975 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 69.51% acceptance rate. Central Michigan University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Family Systems, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,510 for in-state students and $23,670 for those from out-of-state, Central Michigan University is reasonably costly. 56.42% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to generate around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Mount Pleasant, MI

https://www.cmich.edu

C+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

24,917

Students

#879

Ranking

$23,670

Tuition

Spring Arbor University

#11 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Spring Arbor University is a small private institution located in Spring Arbor, MI ranked 40th in Michigan. It has a total of 1,968 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.66% of applicants. Spring Arbor University offers 97 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems and Pastoral Counseling programs, which are respectively ranked 11th and 42nd in the nation. With an annual tuition of $29,030 per year, Spring Arbor University is somewhat moderately expensive. 42.16% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $41,000 per year, which is 1% below the national median.

Spring Arbor, MI

www.arbor.edu

C

Rating

66%

Acceptance

4,213

Students

#1500

Ranking

$29,030

Tuition

Western Michigan University

#12 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Western Michigan University is a very large public university located in Kalamazoo, MI ranked 24th in Michigan. It has a total of 19,216 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 79.86% acceptance rate. Western Michigan University offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Medical Informatics, Mechanic and Repair Technologies, and Family Systems programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,094 for in-state students and $15,118 for those from out-of-state, Western Michigan University is reasonably priced. 54.39% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Kalamazoo, MI

https://wmich.edu/

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

25,010

Students

#1027

Ranking

$15,118

Tuition

Anderson University

#13 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Anderson University is a small private institution located in Anderson, IN ranked 25th in Indiana. It has a total of 1,568 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad above 5 out of every 8 applicants. Anderson University offers 108 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems and Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management programs, which are respectively ranked 13th and 49th in the US. With an annual tuition of $30,700 per year, Anderson University is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.14% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $37,200 per year, which is 10% less than the national median.

Anderson, IN

https://anderson.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

1,934

Students

#1135

Ranking

$30,700

Tuition

Lubbock Christian University

#14 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Lubbock Christian University is a small private college located in Lubbock, TX ranked 83rd in Texas. It has a total of 1,619 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.66% of applicants. Lubbock Christian University offers 67 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies and Family Systems programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 14th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $23,130 per year, Lubbock Christian University is somewhat moderately expensive. 49.52% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $41,800 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

https://www.lcu.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

2,084

Students

#1565

Ranking

$23,130

Tuition

Central Washington University

#15 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Central Washington University is a large public college located in Ellensburg, WA ranked 18th in Washington. It has a total of 16,355 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.92% of applicants. Central Washington University offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Retailing and Retail Operations, and Environmental Control Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,318 for in-state students and $21,999 for those from out-of-state, Central Washington University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.1% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $46,500 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Ellensburg, WA

www.cwu.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

17,678

Students

#908

Ranking

$21,999

Tuition

Mississippi University for Women

#16 Best Colleges for Family Systems

Mississippi University for Women is a small public institution located in Columbus, MS ranked 11th in Mississippi. It has a total of 2,959 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 96.64% of applicants. Mississippi University for Women offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Culinary Arts, and Speech-Language Pathology programs (nationally ranked 16th, 24th, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,425 per year, Mississippi University for Women is very cheap. 51.32% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make close to $34,100 per year, which is 18% below the national median.

Columbus, MS

https://www.muw.edu

C-

Rating

97%

Acceptance

3,223

Students

#2120

Ranking

$7,425

Tuition

University of Akron Main Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Family Systems

University of Akron Main Campus is a large public university located in Akron, OH ranked 78th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,498 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.04% of applicants. University of Akron Main Campus offers 478 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Family Systems, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,371 for in-state students and $15,500 for those from out-of-state, University of Akron Main Campus is reasonably priced. 32.07% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $36,500 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Akron, OH

www.uakron.edu

C

Rating

73%

Acceptance

21,260

Students

#1737

Ranking

$15,500

Tuition