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2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

There are about 23,554 students enrolled in Human Development and Family Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

9,826

Vs. National Avg.

-38%

popularity Rank

#96

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$24K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

cost Rank

#271

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$42K

Vs. National Avg.

4%

salary Rank

#213

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

7%

professors Rank

#168

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

students Rank

#265

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&nbsphere 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&nbspappears 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&nbspuniversities that could put the expense at Cornell University&nbspinto 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&nbspin 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT | www.utah.edu/

79%

Acceptance

38,335

Students

#354

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA | www.ucsd.edu/

37%

Acceptance

40,547

Students

#61

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO | https://missouri.edu/

82%

Acceptance

32,916

Students

#450

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, CO | www.ucdenver.edu/

66%

Acceptance

31,796

Students

#549

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT | uconn.edu/

56%

Acceptance

29,818

Students

#134

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

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