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2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

There are about 705,311 students enrolled in Human Services in the USA.

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popularity

Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

190,623

Vs. National Avg.

1106%

popularity Rank

#8

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$23K

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

cost Rank

#293

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

salary Rank

#292

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

professors Rank

#285

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#290

SUMMARY

Majoring in Human Services is a valuable choice and generally an essential first step for pupils aspiring to begin a career as a certified master social worker, a merchandising specialist, or a human services specialist. Interestingly, human services is somewhat popular coming in at the 72nd most popular major. Last academic year, there were 6,503 human services degrees conferred. In-state tuition for human services at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more expensive than their public peers.

There are 199 colleges that offer human services. 199 schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other human services undergrads, look at universities in Arizona which have more undergrads admitted to human services than any other state. More generally, the top region to major in human services is in the Southwest region with Grand Canyon University, Wayland Baptist University, and University of Phoenix-Arizona best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in human services is the Western Athletic Conference with Grand Canyon University representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for human services is Northeastern University.

The overall best school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be tons more factors to weigh when deciding on school. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely refashion your decision of which college to attend. At authority.org, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which human services university is home to the best college campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college is home to the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and our selection for the university with the best student life for human services is Syracuse University. Curious why? Continue reading to discover more about our top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding George Washington University. George Washington University&nbspis our most expensive school for human services, at least for out of state enrollment. We have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the price tag at George Washington University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you could want to know that human services is the 237th most expensive degree in the US, with an average bill of $28,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for human services in the nation is District of Columbia demonstrated with a tuition of $54,453 at George Washington University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for human services is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with George Washington University with a cost of $54,453, Syracuse University with a cost of $50,616, and University of Scranton with a cost of $45,390.

Our cheapest region for human services is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Metropolitan State University of Denver with a cost of $20,009 and Colorado State University-Global Campus with a cost of $8,400. More optimistically, the most affordable school for human services is University of Minnesota-Morris. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $8,600 for a degree in human services. The price increases by a lot to an average of $18,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the university constituting the best value for human services: George Washington University. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this list is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for human services students can vary, but within two-years of graduation graduates will often make around $37,100. There can be much variation in earnings potential; top earners can bring in up to $63,200. Even straight out of college, the lowest earning positions within the human services space make $21,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates from human services studied at Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of human services sits solid, being in the 69th percentile of all programs. The university with the highest composite diversity for human services is George Washington University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Human Services only is within the 27th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 83rd percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 47%, of students majoring in human services. Additionally, 88% of undergrads pursuing a human services major are women.

The median rating for human services professors is 4 stars, a score which is exactly the median across every major; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular human services instructor in the country, consider looking up Tony Petrucci from Temple University. It may be a shock, but the top ranked professors of human services by student are found at University of Maryland Global Campus. As we consider data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best instructors for human services is University of Delaware. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for human services is Northeastern University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that considering college through a lens only derived from superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on different topics and explore a few of our informative background pages on essential things to look for as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Human Services

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA | https://www.richmond.edu/

31%

Acceptance

4,534

Students

#70

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY | www.jjay.cuny.edu/

37%

Acceptance

19,553

Students

#467

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

B

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL | www.nova.edu/

76%

Acceptance

23,608

Students

#887

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Samford University

Birmingham, AL | www.samford.edu/

84%

Acceptance

6,127

Students

#395

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC | https://www.catholic.edu/

82%

Acceptance

6,156

Students

#251

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Mercer University

Macon, GA | https://www.mercer.edu/

78%

Acceptance

9,933

Students

#389

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Lake Area Technical College

Watertown, SD | www.lakeareatech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,615

Students

#1076

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA | www.hancockcollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

16,689

Students

#3352

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

B

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

LeTourneau University

Longview, TX | www.letu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

4,035

Students

#807

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR | https://www.uoregon.edu/

84%

Acceptance

24,381

Students

#393

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

B

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, SD | https://www.mitchelltech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,381

Students

#861

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

B

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD | www.ubalt.edu/

80%

Acceptance

5,198

Students

#850

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL | https://www.luc.edu/

71%

Acceptance

19,692

Students

#242

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA | www.scranton.edu/

79%

Acceptance

6,349

Students

#238

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND | https://www.umary.edu/

72%

Acceptance

4,697

Students

#834

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Human Services

Taylor University

Upland, IN | https://www.taylor.edu/

70%

Acceptance

2,484

Students

#429

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

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