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2023 Human Development and Family Studies Popularity

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

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Human development and family studies is the 57th most popular degree in America, with 8,866 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It narrowly lost to #56 Anthropology.

The degree is offered at a total of 156 colleges across the nation, and is the 118th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 5% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that a little under 66.7% of colleges offering human development and family studies are public making it a quite accessible field.

The far west produces the most human development and family studies graduates, largely led by University of California-Davis, while it’s the California Collegiate Athletic Association that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Long Beach and University of California-Davis.

All that being said, no individual school produces more human development and family studies graduates than Cuesta College, which graduated 343 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study human development and family studies). More students studied human development and family studies as a percentage of total students at Pacific Oaks College than any other college.

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