2022 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

8,866

Graduates Per Year

$36K

Average Salary

#57

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

8,866

44% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

156

19% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

56

Anthropology

9,040

57

Human Development and Family Studies

8,866

Cost

Median Cost

$28,911

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

226

Social Sciences

$28,968

227

Human Development and Family Studies

$28,911

228

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

$28,830

Salary

Low Salary

$30,072

22% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

311

Family Systems

$30,072

312

Human Development and Family Studies

$30,072

313

Family and Community Services

$30,072

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

92

English Language and Literature

93

Human Development and Family Studies

94

Health Care Administration

Students

Average Diversity

3.6/5

0.69% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

233

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

234

Human Development and Family Studies

235

International Economics

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Human Development and Family Studies is a valuable choice and ordinarily a mandatory first step for scholars hoping to begin a career as a clinical social worker, a psychiatric social worker, or a developmental therapist. In fact, human development and family studies is pretty common ranking as the 57th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 8,866 human development and family studies graduates. In-state tuition for human development and family studies at private colleges is, on average, 2.6 times more pricey than their public peers.

There are 156 universities that offer human development and family studies. This number of universities is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to surround yourself with other human development and family studies students, consider looking at schools in California which have the most undergrads admitted to human development and family studies annually. More generally, the best region to study human development and family studies is in the Far West region with University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, and California State University-San Marcos best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in human development and family studies is the California Collegiate Athletic Association with California State University-San Bernardino, California State University-East Bay, and California State University-San Marcos representing the conference. That said, our selection for the best university for human development and family studies is Cornell University. 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 tons of factors to weigh when selecting ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could sway your feelings of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which human development and family studies university has the best campus, the answer is Syracuse University. If you are very interested in which school has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life here and from that list, our choice of the university with the best student life for human development and family studies is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about our top recommendations. Many of our conclusions just might shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to college, you might be cautious about Cornell University. Cornell University appears to be our most expensive school for human development and family studies, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive universities that could put the expense at Cornell University into perspective. You may also care to know that human development and family studies is the 227th most expensive program in America, with an average associated cost of $28,900. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for human development and family studies in the country is Connecticut at Connecticut College and University of Connecticut, the primary colleges in the state, of $56,540 and $36,466. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for human development and family studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Connecticut College with a cost of $56,540, University of Connecticut with a cost of $36,466, and University of Vermont with a cost of $41,280.

Our cheapest region for human development and family studies is the Plains region which is represented by Walden University with a cost of $10,428, North Dakota State University-Main Campus with a cost of $12,413, and South Dakota State University with a cost of $11,172. In better news, the most affordable college for human development and family studies is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay about $11,100 for a degree in human development and family studies. The cost grows substantially to a median of $24,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the college with the best value for human development and family studies: Cornell University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for human development and family studies students can vary, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will typically earn in the neighborhood of $36,200. There is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can rake in up to $62,300. Straight out of university, the lowest earning jobs within the human development and family studies space make $21,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for human development and family studies have come from Cornell University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of human development and family studies stands below average, coming in the 41st percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for human development and family studies is Cornell University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Human Development and Family Studies major is only within the 91st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 59th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 58% of scholars studying human development and family studies. Additionally, 93% of undergraduates pursuing a human development and family studies major are women.

The median ranking of human development and family studies' professors is 4.2 stars, a ranking which is 5% higher than the average score across all majors; this is a good score. If you are looking for the most popular human development and family studies instructor nationally, take a look at Evelyn Gomez from West Los Angeles College. This may be shocking, but the best rated human development and family studies professors by student are at California State University-Fullerton. If we including data beyond basic rankings we find that the college with the overall best professors for human development and family studies is Cornell University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for human development and family studies is Pacific Oaks College. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have an extensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you believe that looking at university with a perspective primarily built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We hope you explore our more focused pages on different schools and read some of Authority's helpful background articles on important details to think about as your university search develops.

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Pacific Oaks College

#1 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Pacific Oaks College is a small private institution located in Pasadena, CA ranked 47th in California. It has a total of 743 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.11% acceptance rate. Pacific Oaks College offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Human Development and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs, which are respectively ranked 1st and 13th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $13,478 per year, Pacific Oaks College is pretty affordable. 60.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.pacificoaks.edu

B

Rating

5%

Acceptance

1,651

Students

#450

Ranking

$13,478

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#2 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Montclair State University

#3 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Montclair State University is a very large public college located in Montclair, NJ ranked 16th in New Jersey. It has a total of 19,009 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly north of 3 out of every 4 applicants. Montclair State University offers 169 different majors and is best known for its Human Development and Family Studies, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, and Fashion Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,082 for in-state students and $20,042 for those from out-of-state, Montclair State University is moderately priced. 67.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to take home near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Montclair, NJ

www.montclair.edu

B-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

24,235

Students

#581

Ranking

$20,042

Tuition

Cornell University

#4 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#5 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#6 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Oregon State University

#7 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

Florida State University

#8 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

University of Georgia

#9 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#10 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#12 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#13 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

California State University-Long Beach

#14 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

California State University-Long Beach is a very large public college located in Long Beach, CA ranked 240th in the United States. It has a total of 34,674 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 39.27% acceptance rate. California State University-Long Beach offers 180 different majors and is best known for its Human Sciences, Health and Fitness, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Long Beach is reasonably priced. 73.68% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $48,100 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Long Beach, CA

www.csulb.edu

A-

Rating

39%

Acceptance

41,344

Students

#240

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Washington State University

#16 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Washington State University is a very large public university located in Pullman, WA ranked 9th in Washington. It has a total of 28,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch north of 75% of applicants. Washington State University offers 407 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Operations Management and Supervision, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,953 for students from Washington and $24,531 for those from out-of-state, Washington State University is somewhat moderately costly. 60.38% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $50,600 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Pullman, WA

wsu.edu/

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

35,149

Students

#414

Ranking

$24,531

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#17 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#18 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Syracuse University

#19 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#20 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

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

Purdue University-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#22 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

University of Utah

#23 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

Connecticut College

#24 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Connecticut College is a small private liberal arts college located in New London, CT ranked 96th in America. It has a total of 1,922 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.41% acceptance rate. Connecticut College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Molecular Biology, and Human Development and Family Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,540 per year, Connecticut College is extremely costly. 82.41% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $54,900 per year, which is 32% over the national median.

New London, CT

www.conncoll.edu

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

1,922

Students

#96

Ranking

$56,540

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#25 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition