Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for family and consumer science degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,477 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

1% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,475 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

3% below average compared to other degrees

$ 28,862 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

11% below average compared to other degrees

What do family and consumer science graduates earn?

Family and consumer science students make an average of $51,284 per year after graduation. This is 23% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 51,284 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 23% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular family and consumer science schools in the US

There are 206 schools in the US that offer a family and consumer science degree. The family and consumer science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are California State University-Long Beach, The University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in family and consumer science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
The University of Alabama$10,780
California State University-Los Angeles$6,639
Baylor University$43,790
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,533
Florida State University$5,656
San Francisco State University$7,254

Top US schools for a family and consumer science degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering family and consumer science degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
College of the Ozarks13%$19,130
California State University-Long Beach28%$6,730
Liberty University30%$21,310
Berea College35%$25,760
The University of Texas at Austin36%$10,398
Western Carolina University39%$6,897
Baylor University39%$43,790
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
CUNY Queens College43%$7,138
Fort Valley State University44%$6,658

Cheapest US schools for a family and consumer science degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a family and consumer science degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Yuba College$1,124
Santa Ana College$1,142
Chaffey College$1,170
Shasta College$1,185
Orange Coast College$1,186
Long Beach City College$1,188
Saddleback College$1,328
Mt San Antonio College$1,349

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