Human Services Guide

Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Human Services 2019-20

most affordable human services bachelors programs badgeIt’s often said that the mark of successful for any society is how well it takes care of its neediest citizens. Allocating resources for helping the less advantaged, putting thought into how social and cultural mores affect minorities, developing processes and tools for ensuring that all people have the ability to live happy and meaningful lives… these are the hallmarks of true civilization.

Happily, these are all measures that are improving in the modern world, and the workforce that is helping to expand and perfect them can only do so with a modern science-based education.

That’s where a bachelor’s degree in human services comes in. As a basic four-year liberal arts degree, these programs offer you a comprehensive education in the humanities, with critical thinking, general knowledge, and logical reasoning skills included as part of the package.

They then tack on a wide range of courses in topics like sociology, criminal justice, human behavior, child welfare and advocacy, and public administration.

It’s a broad spectrum of cultural, sociological, and administrative knowledge that will give you a solid basis for progressing in almost any career in human services. It’s a solid base for moving on to a master’s degree, either in a more specialized aspect of human services like social work or criminal justice, or in law, environmental policy, or general human services.

You just have to pick the right program to earn that bachelor’s degree from; one that is equal parts quality and affordability. This is the list that will help you find the best value for your tuition dollars.

Accreditation and Quality Are The First Steps Toward Value

Value isn’t all about cost. Cost is half of the consideration; quality is the second half.

To ensure that each of these programs had a sold baseline of quality, we picked schools that were fully accredited by a regional or national accreditor recognized by CHEA (Council for Higher Education) and the USDE (United States Department of Education).

There are too few programs accredited by the specialty accreditation agency for human services, CSHSE (Council for Standards in Human Service Education), to limit the list to only those programs. However, those few degrees that went the extra mile got extra marks from us, as did schools that are CSHSE members, but not yet accredited.

A general accreditation, however, covers all the basics of academic quality that you should consider in a school:

  • Curriculum development processes
  • Faculty qualifications
  • Administrative and disciplinary standards
  • Resources and funding requirements

How We Built the List

Only when a school has met all of the hundreds of standards measured by a recognized accreditor did we consider it for the list.

There are nearly 100 bachelor’s programs in human services that hit that basic accreditation qualification.

Narrowing it Down to the Best-Priced Programs in Each Region

With only 100 program out there, a bachelor’s with a human services major isn’t something you’re guaranteed to find at the college down the street. This inevitably means that students will be casting their net wider, looking at options on the other side of their state, or even in neighboring states. This is why we made all price comparisons based on the regional average.

The method is as simple as the math: We found the average for all human services bachelor’s programs in each region, pin-pointed the best-priced options by region, and then showed how much less than the regional average the tuition rates are for the programs we picked.

We went with the regional lines drawn by the U.S. Census Bureau for delineating the West, Midwest, Northeast and South. Consult the Bureau's map of U.S. regions to find out what states fall within the official borders of your region.

Here’s what we found when crunching the numbers to get the average for each region:

  • Northeast: $97,614
  • Midwest: $77,538
  • South: $73,137
  • West: $35,765

Any program offered at a price lower than what you see here is a good deal. But there are good deals, then there are great deals, and the latter is what you’ll find on this list.

Finding a Solid Estimate of Base Cost for Comparison

We looked at the total cost of tuition across the span of the program rather than the more basic cost-per-credit rate published by many of them. Still, since total tuition costs aren’t always published, we often had to start with the cost-per-credit and crunch the numbers to find the total estimated cost.

That presented a bit of a challenge too when it came time to making a fair comparison since not every program offers the exact same number of credits. Some programs offer the option to add a minor, and with some, the human services aspect of the program is only available as a minor. We found this often resulted in more or fewer total credits as we conducted our program by program analysis.

We resolved this by simply going with a single number that is universally recognized as the standard for a four-year degree: 120 credits. This allowed us to start with something as basic as the cost-per-credit and extrapolate from that an estimate of the total cost, while at the same time ensuring we made a like to like comparison as we worked through a list of nearly 100 programs, chiseling it down to the most affordable options.

When dealing with state schools, we always looked at the in-state rate when isolating the programs with the best price, but we still included the rate for non-residents to make sure you have all the information you need in the event you need to consider schools in other states, or if you’re an international student.

Highlighting Key Features of Each Program

And we did a lot more than just splash a school name, price and website up for you—instead, you’ll find a snapshot of all the highlights and bonuses that each unique program has to offer.

Whether it’s a unique elective option or a particularly outstanding set of faculty, we bullet-point the extras so you can take them in at a glance. And we let you know if you can find those classes online or as hybrids.

BestValue: Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Human Services

In the end, all accredited schools that offer the lowest tuition rates made the list, and we organized the whole thing by region. We’re confident you’ll find the perfect program for you – offered at the perfect price – right here on this list.



West Region – Average Tuition: $35,765

 
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Department of Human Services & Counseling

Denver, Colorado

Website

BS in Human Services

(online, on-campus, hybrid)
  • Addiction Studies
  • High Risk Youth Studies
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Nonprofit Studies
  • Paramedic
  • Fire and Emergency Response Administration

Certificates in:

  • High Risk Youth Studies
  • Nonprofit Studies

Estimated program cost: $30,656 (in-state), $83,384 (out-of-state)

$5,109 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Program features small class sizes and a dedicated faculty with diverse backgrounds and extensive clinical knowledge and experience
  • Exciting opportunities to connect with community leaders through class projects, site projects, and field experiences
  • Personalize your degree through your choice of five concentrations or two certificate programs

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s BS in Human Services serves up a well-rounded, comprehensive degree program for students like you who are looking for academic excellence at an affordable rate. But there’s many more reasons why this program will capture your interest, including: small class sizes for an intimate learning environment…a well-rounded curriculum that includes classroom lectures and hands-on experiences…a dedicated faculty with diverse backgrounds and extensive clinical knowledge and experience…and exciting opportunities to connect with community leaders through class projects, site projects, and field experiences. Choose this program and you’ll be able to personalize your degree through your choice of five concentrations or two certificates in either High Risk Youth Studies or Nonprofit Studies. Plus, you’ll enjoy opportunities to engage through student organizations like the Human Services Education Organization and Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society.

 
University of Alaska

Department of Human Services

Anchorage, Alaska

Website

Bachelor of Human Services

(on-campus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Family & Youth

Estimated program cost: $30,976 (in-state), $46,464 (WUE), $96,195 (out-of-state)

$4,789 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Conflict Resolution may be earned concurrently
  • Program features a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Options to personalize your degree through your choice of a specialized area
  • Outstanding opportunities for community engagement, public policy, and research through the university’s many centers and institutes

As Alaska’s only CSHSE-accredited human services program, the University of Alaska’s Bachelor of Human Services degree is a leader in education. And its price tag, which is nearly $4,800 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degree, makes this program an affordable endeavor. Choose from one of five specialized areas to personalize your bachelor’s degree and add the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Conflict Resolution if you want to add another dimension to your degree. In addition to comprehensive classroom theory and related practical experiences, this program provides students with the opportunity to participate in the university’s many centers and institutes, including the Institute of Social and Economic Research, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, and the Center for Addressing Health Disparities through Research and Education.

 
California State University Fullerton

Department of Human Services

Fullerton, California

Website

BS in Human Services

(on-campus)
  • Mental Health (Counseling or Social Work)
  • Administration and Community Practice
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
  • Elementary Education
  • Gerontology
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Individualized Assessment

Estimated program cost: $22,968 (in-state), $26,136 (out-of-state)

$12,797 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2018
  • Ranked among the nation’s ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ by Money magazine in 2018
  • Opportunities for exciting fieldwork experiences are coordinated through the Fieldwork Office
  • Esteemed faculty has been recognized for their contribution to research, teaching excellence, and practice

California State University Fullerton is known for its value and academic excellence, and its BS in Human Services is no exception. As one of the few undergraduate programs on the West Coast to hold CSHSE accreditation, this program is designed with quality in mind. Its emphasis on applied learning ensures a well-rounded course of study, and the esteemed faculty has been recognized for their contribution to research, teaching excellence, and practice. Choose the BS in Human Services here and you’ll enjoy engaging with your peers and serving the community through the Human Services Student Association. You’ll also get plenty of help securing a fieldwork site that best fits with your personal and professional goals, thanks to the university’s Fieldwork Office. Each year, the Fieldwork Office coordinates Fieldwork Days where more than 60 agencies come to campus to recruit and provide students with information about their programs.

 
California State University Monterey Bay

Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

Seaside, California

Website

BA in Collaborative Health & Human Services

(on-campus)
  • Social Work
  • Community Health
  • Public Administration & Nonprofit Management
  • Interdisciplinary (public administration and nonprofit management, social work)

Estimated program cost: $22,968 (in-state), $26,136 (out-of-state)

$12,797 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Seven concentration options provide the best in personalized learning
  • University boasts an unmatched record of service learning and community outreach, which includes being a two-time winner of the President’s Award for Higher Education Community Service
  • Field Practicum Program helps you locate human services agencies in the region that best align with your professional and personal goals

Whether it’s for the value or the academic experience (or both!), California State University Monterey Bay’s BA in Collaborative Health & Human Services program has everything you need and want in an undergraduate degree! Priced nearly $13,000 less than the average for human services bachelor’s degree programs in the West, the BA in Collaborative Health & Human Services degree will prepare you for exciting and fulfilling jobs in the human services field without breaking your budget. In addition to a well-rounded course of classroom theory that includes seven different concentration areas for a truly personalized educational experience, this program features outstanding practical learning experiences. In fact, CSU Monterey Bay boasts an unmatched record of service learning and community outreach. It is a two-time winner of the President’s Award for Higher Education Community Service and has been named to the Community Service Honor Roll, making it one of the most decorated universities for service learning in the U.S. The Field Practicum Program is designed to provide you with an integrated academic and service learning experience by matching you with human services agencies in the region that best align with your professional and personal goals.

 
Oregon State University

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

Corvallis, Oregon

Website

BS in Human Development and Family Sciences

(on-campus)
  • Human Services

Estimated program cost: $25,160 (in-state), $75,640 (out-of-state)

$10,605 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Program can be personalized through your choice of electives
  • University affiliations with numerous human services organizations throughout western Oregon ensure worthwhile experiential opportunities
  • Exciting study abroad opportunities available

Oregon State University has earned a reputation for affordability and academic excellence, and its BS in Human Development and Family Sciences program is no exception. Choose the Human Services concentration and you’ll address the factors associated with helping improve the human condition. This program, designed to prepare you for a career that’s focused on empowering individuals, families and communities to survive and thrive, is built upon the university’s 100-year-plus legacy of ensuring health and well-being for people across the lifespan. In addition to coursework covering topics such as family relationships, human development across the lifespan, ethics, and human services foundational skills, you’ll be able to tailor this program through your choice of electives. You’ll also gain valuable, real-life experience through supervised internships in human services agencies. Oregon University enjoys affiliations with many human services organizations throughout western Oregon, so you’re sure to find an exciting and worthwhile program that best aligns with your professional goals. Interested in adding a global element to your bachelor’s degree? Take advantage of the exciting study abroad experiences through the Office of Global Opportunities.

 
Western Washington University

Department of Health and Community Studies

Bellingham, Washington

Website

BA in Human Services

(online, on-campus*)

*also offered at the Everett campus

Estimated program cost: $25,548 (in-state), $87,204 (out-of-state)

$10,217 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • University recognized as a Top Value in Education in the West by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Program offers a personalized course of study through your choice of specialty courses
  • Program offered fully online and on-campus in Everett or Bellingham

At more than $10,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degrees, Western Washington University’s BA in Human Services is a model of value. But it’s also a truly comprehensive course of study that’s designed for students with a desire to support change through either direct or indirect service delivery. Whether your interests gravitate toward international studies, social service, advocacy, or education, Western Washington’s BA in Human Services is for you, thanks to your choice of specialty courses in areas like conflict resolution, disabilities, and addictions and dependencies. Offered as a fully online program, as well as an on-campus program in Bellingham and Everett, the BA in Human Services offers the flexibility today’s students desire. It also provides you with fulfilling practical experiences aimed at community outreach, grant writing, event planning, client interaction, and more. A few of the recent internship sites included Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Bellingham Food Bank, the Bellingham Fire Department, and Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services.

 
Utah State University

College of Education & Human Services

Salt Lake City, Utah

Website

BA/BS in General Studies: Human Services

(on-campus)

Estimated program cost: $33,528 (in-state), $105,192 (out-of-state)

$2,237 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Program offered at the Logan campus
  • Program is supported by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence, a state-of-the-art faculty that integrates research, academics, and clinical services, along with interdisciplinary research and comprehensive clinical services for clients regionally and statewide
  • University was ranked 5th in the nation among public universities by Washington Monthly in 2017
  • University is home to the second oldest undergraduate research program in the U.S.

Utah State University’s BA/BS in General Studies: Human Services is your opportunity to pursue a personalized course of study that prepares you for a host of careers in the human services field. Available at the Logan campus, this program is supported by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence, a state-of-the-art facility that integrates research, academics, and clinical services, along with interdisciplinary research and comprehensive clinical services for clients regionally and statewide. Utah State University, which was ranked 5th in the nation among public universities by Washington Monthly in 2017, features the second oldest undergraduate research program in the U.S., second to only MIT, and an extensive study abroad program that includes partnerships with more than 140 partner institutions around the world.

 
Ashford University

Online Healthcare Degrees

San Diego, California

Website

BS in Human Services Leadership

(online)

Estimated program cost: $57,000

$21,235 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs
(Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.)

  • Designed as a fully online course of study that features five-week courses, taken one at a time
  • Online program boasts an interactive online platform and outstanding guidance and support from career service specialists and peer mentors
  • Program features a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio for the best in personalized learning

Ashford University’s BA in Human Services Leadership, at more than $21,000 less than the average among human services bachelor’s degrees in the West, is a model of affordability. But it’s also tops when it comes to academic rigor and flexibility. Designed as a fully online program of study, Ashford’s BA in Human Services Leadership features manageable, five-week courses, taken one at a time for the best in convenience for working adults. While the program is distance-based, you’ll always feel connected, thanks to interactive online classrooms, dedicated instructors, and support and guidance from career service specialists, peer mentors, and 24/7 library support.  Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985  Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org.


Midwest Region – Average Tuition: $77,538

 
Wayne State College

School of Education and Counseling

Wayne, Nebraska

Website

BA/BS Human Service Counseling

(on-campus)

Estimated program cost: $21,240 (in-state), $31,800 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin resident), $42,480 (out-of-state)

$56,298 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Great opportunities to engage with peers and serve the community through Active Minds, the Counseling Club, Tau Upsilon Alpha, Chi Sigma lota, and the Service Learning program
  • Outstanding student resources include state-of-the-art classrooms with the latest technology designed to provide you with first-hands knowledge of clinical settings
  • Low, student-to-faculty ratio
  • Superb success rate among graduates – 100% of recent grads are either employed or in graduate school

Wayne State College’s BA/BS in Human Service Counseling will get you where you want to be – all at an incredible value! Choose this degree and you’ll not only receive the education and training you need to become a valued member of the human services team in a variety of settings, you’ll enjoy outstanding student resources that include state-of-the-art classrooms with the latest technology designed to provide you with first-hands knowledge of clinical settings. You’ll also benefit from a low student-to-faculty ratio and an esteemed faculty of practitioners, many of whom have been recognized nationally for their work. The school’s Career Services program is also on hand to ensure you find internships that best meet your career goals. This program enjoys a superb success rate among graduates – 100% of recent grads are either employed or in graduate school!

 
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Website

BS in Human Social Services

(on-campus)

Estimated program cost: $21,680 (in-state), $62,784 (out-of-state)

$55,858 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

  • Wisconsin Lutheran is ranked among ‘America’s Top Colleges’ by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • Ranked among the Top 20 Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2019
  • Outstanding opportunities for peer engagement and service learning through the Human Services Club
  • Exciting study abroad opportunities (available to all WLC students in any program; not exclusive to human services students)

An outstanding value among human services bachelor’s degrees in the Midwest (it’s been ranked among ‘America’s Top Colleges’ by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity)…an esteemed faculty of nationally ranked instructors who bring their real-world experience to the classroom…small class sizes for superb mentoring opportunities…and a spot among the Top 20 Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2019 are just a few of the reasons why Wisconsin Lutheran College’s BS in Human Services should be on your radar. In addition to a well-rounded course of study that features a blend of classroom theory and practical learning experiences, Wisconsin Lutheran provides students like you with plenty of opportunities for peer engagement and service learning through the Human Services Club. Students of this club attend area conferences and volunteer at area agencies, community centers, clinics, and shelters. Wisconsin Lutheran also offers rewarding study abroad opportunities to places like Italy, Jamaica, Zambia, and Grenada.

 
Metropolitan State University

College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

St. Paul, Minnesota

Website

BS in Human Services

  • Aging Studies/Gerontology
  • Disability Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Estimated program cost: $27,240 (in-state), $55,680 (out-of-state)

    $50,298 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Personalized course of study through your choice of specializations
    • Excellent opportunities for engagement through the 40+ student organizations within the Student Life and Leadership Development program
    • Outstanding alumni network of more than 44,000

    At more than $50,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degrees, Metropolitan State University’s BS in Human Services is what value in post-secondary education looks like. But this program doesn’t just offer a lower price tag. Choose the BS in Human Services and you’ll complete a comprehensive program that’s designed to prepare you for a career in the human services, whether it’s direct service, advocacy, or the coordination of services. This program also offers a truly personalized course of study that allows you to choose among a variety of electives while you complete practical experiences that best align with your professional and personal goals. Interested in further specializing your degree? Choose from specializations in Aging Studies/Gerontology, Disability Studies, Family Studies, and Violence Prevention and Intervention.

     
    University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

    College of Education and Human Services

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    Website

    BS in Human Services Leadership

    (online)

    Estimated program cost: $30,488 (in-state), $43,088 (MSEP), $33,440 (MN resident), $46,912 (return to WI), $60,784 (out-of-state)

    $47,050 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Opportunities to continue your education at the master’s level through the MS in Human Services Leadership
    • Fully online Collaborative Program is ideal for both traditional and non-traditional students
    • Only online human services degree in the Midwest

    Whether you have aspirations of improving the lives of children and families, veterans, the elderly, the homeless, people with disabilities, immigrants, or people with addictions, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s BS in Human Services Leadership will help you achieve your professional and personal goals without breaking your budget! Priced more than $47,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degree programs, the BS in Human Services is designed with value in mind. It also offers the convenience and flexibility today’s students demand, thanks to the online Collaborative Program that allows working professionals or those with geographical limitations to earn their degree through distance-base courses. This fully online course of study will provide you with the flexibility you need to either enter or advance in the human services field.

     
    Washburn University

    Human Services Department

    Topeka, Kansas

    Website

    BAS Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Addiction Counseling
    • Integrative Practice

    Minor in Human Services or Gerontology

    Estimated program cost: $35,040 (in-state; resident rate applicable to CO, MO, NE, OK, and TX residents), $79,320 (out-of-state)

    $38,097 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Opportunities to pursue graduate study through the MA in Human Services/Addiction Counseling
    • Outstanding 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
    • Human Services minor allows you to work with an advisor to personalize your course of study in a specific area of interest

    At more than $38,000 less than the average for human services bachelor’s degrees in the South, Washburn University’s BAS in Human Services is the affordable path to a human services career you’ve been looking for! But this program offers more than an attractive price tag. A comprehensive curriculum, supported by exciting field work experiences, will prepare you for positions aimed at both direct and indirect services. Your choice of specialization in addiction counseling or integrative practice will allow you to customize your degree based on your career goals. Plus, choose a minor in Human Services and you’ll work with an advisor to dive deeper into a specific topic based on your individual interests. As a student of Washburn, you’ll benefit from this school’s 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, an esteemed faculty of experienced practitioners, scholars, and researchers, and an excellent support system that includes tutoring, study centers, career services, and the First Year Experience program.

     
    Purdue University Fort Wayne

    Department of Human Services

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Concentration A

    • Business & Administration
    • Case Management & Family Services
    • Communication Disorders & Sign Language
    • Communicating Public Relations/Public Affairs
    • Diversity: Ethnic, Cultural, International Studies
    • Divinity
    • Homeless and Food & Shelter Issues
    • Marketing & Fundraising
    • Medical/Healthcare
    • Military
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Psychology and Development of Young Children & the Family
    • School Guidance Counselor
    • Sociology
    • Women at High Risk/Studies

    Concentration B

    • Disabled and Special Needs
    • Diversity
    • Domestic Violence and Gender Roles
    • The Family
    • Health and Well-Being
    • Impact of Substance Abuse
    • Justice System
    • Leadership and Management
    • Seniors/Gerontology
    • Spanish

    Estimated program cost: $33,792 (in-state), $50,688 (MSEP), $81,144 (out-of-state)

    $43,746 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Your choice of two concentration areas provides a truly personalized learning experience
    • Fantastic opportunities for peer engagement and support and service learning through the university’s Human Services Student Organization and Tau Upsilon Alpha, the National Honor Society for Human Services
    • Outstanding student support and guidance through the university’s Student Success Center

    Purdue University Fort Wayne’s BS in Human Services is comprehensive, well-rounded, and nearly $44,000 less than the regional average for humans services bachelor’s degree programs! Choose this program and you’ll complete 24 credits in two different concentration areas, thereby creating a truly personalized program that perfectly aligns with your professional and personal goals. As a student here, you’ll enjoy fantastic opportunities to engage with your peers and serve the community through participation in the university’s Human Services Student Organization and Tau Upsilon Alpha, the National Honor Society for Human Services. And you’ll also have access to outstanding support and guidance through the Student Success Center.

     
    Purdue University Global

    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Davenport, Iowa

    Website

    BS in Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administration

    (online)

    Estimated program cost: $44,520

    $33,018 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Program features interactive, collaborative online classes taught by dedicated instructors with real-world experience
    • Outstanding student support, including one-on-one mentoring
    • Part of the renowned Purdue University system

    A true value in human services undergraduate education (It’s priced more than $33,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degrees!) coupled with a convenient online course delivery makes Purdue University Global’s BS in Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administration a sure bet for aspiring human services professionals like you! This program features classroom learning aimed at assessing client needs, identifying community resources, problem solving, and advocating for your clients, along with practical learning focused on real-life skills. As a student here, you’ll learn from a dedicated faculty that brings real-world expertise to the classroom while you enjoy collaborative, interactive classes and outstanding student support services.

     
    Baker College

    College of Social Science

    Flint, Michigan

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus*)

    *Program available at the following extension sites:

    • Allen Park
    • Auburn Hills
    • Cadillac
    • Clinton Township
    • Flint
    • Jackson
    • Muskegon
    • Owosso

    Estimated program cost: $48,000

    $29,538 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Relevant course of study was created with input from experienced industry professionals
    • Program available through the college’s many extension sites throughout Michigan
    • Outstanding student resources available through the Academic Resource Center

    At nearly $30,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs, Baker College’s BS in Human Services is a sure bet for an affordable path to a career in the human services. But it has more to offer than just a small price tag. In fact, this program features a comprehensive curriculum and rigorous field training experiences that will prepare you to help make a difference in the lives of others. This well-rounded course of education, which was created with input from experienced professionals in the field, features a combination of psychology, general education, and human services courses to ensure you have the skills and knowledge necessary to work with a diverse range of people in a variety of circumstances and settings. As a student here, you’ll also enjoy the college’s state-of-the-art classrooms and outstanding network of resources, which include the Academic Resource Center, available both on-campus and online.

     
    University of Minnesota Morris

    Social Science Division

    Morris, Minnesota

    Website

    BA in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • General Human Services
    • Criminal Justice
    • Social Justice
    • Human Development

    Estimated program cost: $52,232 (in-state), $97,032 (out-of-state)

    $25,306 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Named a ‘Top Public Liberal Arts College’ by U.S. News & World Report in 2019
    • Ranked among the ‘300 Best College Values of 2018’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    • Choose a specialized track to personalize your course of study
    • Exciting opportunities for service learning and research

    The University of Minnesota – Morris’ BA in Human Services provides you with the flexibility you desire and the affordability you demand! In addition to a solid liberal arts focus, this program features opportunities to personalize your education through your choice of a specialized track. You’ll be able to participate in hands-on, real-world research and complete exciting service learning, internship, and practicum experiences. Depending on your interests and professional goals, you’ll enjoy practical experiences in community health centers, state and community hospitals, residential treatment centers, chemical dependency treatment centers, and more. Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with your classmates and serve your community through the Human Services Club that features the Big Friend Little Friend and Students Today Leaders Forever programs.

     
    Upper Iowa University - Blackhawk

    School of Liberal Arts

    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus*) *program offered at the following campuses:
    • Blackhawk (Janesville)
    • Elkhorn
    • Madison
    • Milwaukee
    • Prairie du Chien
    • Wausau

    Estimated program cost: $54,480

    $23,058 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Online undergraduate degree programs at Upper Iowa University have been consistently recognized for their academic quality by U.S. News & World Report
    • Online program features an asynchronous format with no residency requirement for the best in flexibility and convenience
    • Self-paced program features one-on-one instructor attention with the flexibility of studying at your own pace

    Upper Iowa University Blackhawk’s BS in Human Services is everything you’d want in a human services degree – and more! This program, which is priced more than $23,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree, is a model of affordability. It’s also a comprehensive course of education that through classroom theory and practical experiences provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate and provide social services to populations in need. Choose this program and you’ll enjoy the flexibility of completing your degree requirements from the main campus, select education centers, or through a fully online delivery, with no residency requirement! Upper Iowa is also home to a self-paced program that provides students with one-on-one interactions with instructors while they enjoy the flexibility of studying at their own pace.

     
    Siena Heights University

    Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    Website

    BA in Community and Human Services

    (on-campus*)
    • Family Systems

    *program also offered in:

    • Kalamazoo Valley
    • Lansing
    • Benton Harbor
    • Southfield

    Estimated program cost: $57,000

    $20,538 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • University named among the ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ by Money magazine
    • Exciting study abroad opportunities available
    • Program features a student-to-faculty ratio of just 12:1 for the best in personalized learning

    Siena Heights University’s BA in Community and Human Services is a multidisciplinary program for aspiring or current human services professionals that’s designed to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities in human and social service agencies. This affordable program is more than $20,000 less than the average for human services bachelor’s degrees in the Midwest, and its flexible curriculum, which can be personalized by choosing a family systems concentration, is comprehensive and complete. As a student here, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in study abroad experiences for a summer, a semester or a year.

     
    Walden University

    Online Bachelor’s Degrees

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online)

    Estimated program cost: $58,825

    $18,713 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Fully online program features a primarily asynchronous format for the best in flexibility and convenience
    • Program features a dynamic online learning environment that includes an e-portfolio, a place to organize your coursework, college and store your course assignments, and track your progress
    • Exciting study abroad opportunities available

    Walden University’s BS in Human Services will get you where you want to be, thanks to an affordable tuition, online format, and a comprehensive curriculum that’s designed to prepare you to become an advocate for individuals and communities. Choose this program and you’ll be able to participate in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program. Walden’s outstanding study abroad program includes experiences in Europe, Asia, or South America. Most courses of this program are asynchronous, thereby allowing you to study whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. As a student here, you’ll enjoy outstanding support and a dynamic online learning environment that includes an e-portfolio, a place to organize your coursework, collect and store your course assignments, and track your progress.

     
    Antioch University - Midwest

    Undergraduate Studies

    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Website

    BA in Human Services Administration

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $63,240

    $14,298 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Designed for adult learners: University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report based on its percentage of adult learners
    • Outstanding academic advising services
    • Earn credits toward your degree based on your work-life experience

    Are you looking for a comprehensive program that will prepare you to become an effective leader in a variety of human services agencies? Then look no further than Antioch University Midwest’s BA in Human Services Administration, which is designed to prepare you for administrative work in nonprofit and state agencies, healthcare and counseling centers, and community-based centers. Priced affordably at nearly $15,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degrees, Antioch Midwest’s BA in Human Services Administration will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in human services without breaking your budget. As a student here, you’ll have access to outstanding academic advising services, and you may be able to earn credits toward your degree based on your work-life experience.

    Northeast Region - Average Tuition: $97,614

     
    Springfield College

    School of Professional and Continuing Studies

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus*)
    • Substance Abuse Disorder (Substance Abuse Counseling)
    • Community Youth Development and Leadership
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Education

    *program available at all campuses, including:

    • Boston
    • Springfield
    • Houston, Texas
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Johnsbury, Vermont
    • Tampa, Florida
    • Wilmington, Delaware

    Estimated program cost: $45,312

    $52,302 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • University ranked a Best Value School among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report
    • On-campus programs feature evening and weekend courses
    • Opportunity to personalize your degree through one of four concentrations

    Online courses, your option of seven campuses for convenient, in-person learning, and a total program cost that’s more than $50,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs are just the beginning of what Springfield College’s BS in Human Services has to offer aspiring human services professionals like you. Want to complete the program in-person? You’ll enjoy evening and weekend courses, with select online study. Do you need a more flexible course of study? Choose the online program and you’ll study whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Whichever you choose, you’ll have the option of choosing a concentration in Substance Abuse Disorder (Substance Abuse Counseling), Community Youth Development and Leadership, Criminal Justice, or Early Childhood Education to truly personalize your degree.

     
    New York City College of Technology

    Department of Human Services

    Brooklyn, New York

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $26,920 (in-state), $72,000 (out-of-state)

    $70,694 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • The only baccalaureate program in human services offered in the CUNY system
    • Outstanding support from assigned faculty advisors/mentors who will work with you from admissions to graduation

    Whether you’re interested in a career as a case manager, senior center director, job counselor, outreach worker, substance abuse counselor, or child welfare worker, New York City College of Technology’s BS in Human Services will get you where you want to be – all at a truly affordable cost! This program features a comprehensive course of study that includes exciting field experiences and courses that will prepare you to work with vulnerable populations, promoting physical and mental health throughout the lifespan. As a student here, you’ll never feel alone. The faculty advisors and mentors assigned to you provide all the support you could ever hope for, from the admissions process all the way through graduation. 

     
    Thomas Edison State College

    Watson School of Public Service

    Trenton, New Jersey

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $30,076 (in-state), $39,868 (out-of-state)

    $67,538 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • College is one of the oldest schools in the nation designed for adults
    • Program is designed for experienced human services professionals interested in career advancement or graduate study
    • Complete a personalized course of study by choosing a professional track that best aligns with your career experiences
    • College offers a Military Degree Completion Program that enables military students to earn their degrees wherever they are stationed or deployed

    Thomas Edison’s BS in Human Services is a truly affordable program designed for working adults in the human services profession. Choose the BS in Human Services and you’ll be armed with the education you need for professional advancement or graduate studies. Just choose a professional track that best aligns with your career experiences! Some of the professional tracks previously selected by students of this program include administration of justice, community services, child development services, emergency disaster services, gerontology, and legal services.

     
    Fitchburg State University

    Behavioral Sciences Department

    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $31,836 (in-state), $61,976 (out-of-state)

    $65,778 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • The only four-year fully accredited CSHSE program in New England
    • Outstanding support services include academic and career advising
    • University features an active alumni network of more than 45,000

    As New England’s only four-year, fully accredited CSHSE program, Fitchburg State University is a model of academic excellence. And at nearly $66,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs, its BS in Human Services is also a leader in affordability. Integrating classroom theory with field-based experiences, including an internship, this program is both comprehensive and rigorous, preparing students like you with the knowledge and skills needed to assume a wide array of careers in the human services field. As a student here, you’ll also benefit from small class sizes, the guidance of a dedicated faculty, the support of an active alumni association of more than 45,000, and a host of academic support services and resources, including career counseling and advising and tutoring.

     
    Touro College

    New York School of Career and Applied Studies

    New York, New York

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Addiction Services
    • Adult and Family Services
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Gerontological Services
    • Human Services Administration

    Estimated program cost: $64,800

    $32,814 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Personalize your course of study through one of six concentrations
    • Program features flexible class schedules and locations in Manhattan, Forest Hills, and Brooklyn
    • Outstanding student services, resources, and support

    Touro College’s BS in Human Services is priced right and designed to provide you with the skills you need to effectively serve diverse client populations. In addition to this program’s comprehensive curriculum and related practical experiences, you’ll be able to personalize your course of study through your choice of six concentrations. With flexible class schedules and convenient locations in Manhattan, Forest Hills, and Brooklyn, earning your bachelor’s in human services is easier than ever! As a student here, you’ll also enjoy outstanding student services that include support and guidance from admissions counselors, academic advisors, and the professionals of the Learning Resource & Tutoring Center.

     
    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

    Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    Website

    BS in Applied Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $66,960 (in-state), $85,560 (out-of-state)

    $30,654 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Outstanding three-year graduate placement rate of 95%
    • Program features an average class size of just 16 students
    • Exciting study abroad opportunities available
    • Opportunities to engage with your peers and connect with the community through the Human Services Club

    At more than $30,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degrees, you know you’re getting a value in undergraduate education by choosing Pennsylvania College of Technology’s BS in Applied Human Services. But that’s not all this program has in store for aspiring human services professionals like you. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum that’s designed to prepare you to provide supportive and preventive services in counseling, crisis intervention, and case management, you’ll enjoy small class sizes (the average class size is just 16), plenty of opportunities to engage with your peers and connect with the community through the Human Services Club, and exciting opportunities to study abroad, whether it’s for a week, a semester, or even longer.

     
    Lincoln College of New England

    Southington, Connecticut

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Human Services General Track
    • Community Health and Outreach
    • Development
    • Criminal Justice
    p>Estimated program cost: $75,120

    $22,494 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Personalize your degree through your choice of four areas of study
    • Program boasts an experienced and dedicated faculty
    • Excellent career placement assistance and post-graduation career support services

    The Lincoln College of New England’s BS in Human Services degree provides you with the value you desire and the quality you demand. This program features a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in human services, psychology, and sociology, along with the option of specializing your undergraduate degree in one of four areas of study: community health, development, criminal justice, or a human services general track. Other reasons you’ll love this program include an experienced and dedicated human services faculty, excellent career placement assistance, and post-graduation career support services.

     
    Metropolitan College of New York

    School for Human Services & Education

    New York, New York

    Website

    Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $75,160

    $22,454 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Courses can be completed at locations in Manhattan and the Bronx
    • Flexible schedule is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of adult learners
    • Program emphasizes the integration of classroom theory into the workplace

    At more than $22,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degrees, Metropolitan College of New York’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services is an affordable path to a fulfilling career in the human services. As a student here, you’ll benefit from this program’s flexible scheduling options that are designed to accommodate working professionals like you. You’ll also gain valuable, hands-on experience through Constructive Action, a workable plan that you’ll develop and implement to ensure your applying what you learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. And with two locations in Manhattan and the Bronx, you’ll enjoy the best in convenient learning.

     
    Granite State College

    Concord, New Hampshire

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (hybrid*)

    BS in Human Services & Public Safety

    (hybrid*)

    BS in Applied Studies: Human Services and Early Childhood Development

    (hybrid*)
    • Administration and Leadership
    • Advocacy
    • Allied Health Services
    • Child Services
    • Education Services

    *Campus locations include:

    • Conway
    • Manchester
    • Nashua (Nashua Community College)
    • Portsmouth
    • Rochester

    Estimated program cost: $37,680 (in-state), $42,600 (out-of-state)

    $59,934 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Recognized among the ‘Best Online Degree Programs’ in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
    • Online course delivery complemented with select on-campus classes each term
    • Seamless transfer process allows students to earn credit for their previous education, experience, or military training
    • Outstanding career services available to both students and alumni

    Granite State College’s BS in Human Services will prepare you for careers aimed at improving the quality of life for those in mind. And with a program cost that’s nearly $60,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degrees, you’ll pursue your dreams without breaking the bank! This program has plenty more to offer aspiring or current human services professionals like you, including: an online format with select on-campus courses for the best in flexibility and convenience…a seamless credit transfer process for students with previous education, experience, or military training…a faculty of subject-matter experts…and outstanding career counseling services that extend beyond graduation.

     
    Southern New Hampshire University

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Website

    BA in Human Services

    (online)
    • Child & Family Services
    • Gerontology
    • Substance Abuse

    Estimated program cost: $38,400 (in-state), $27,000 (U.S. service members)

    $59,214 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Asynchronous online format allows you to study whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you
    • Program features six, eight-week terms a year for the best in convenience and flexibility
    • Courses taught by practicing human service professionals who bring their years of experience to the classroom

    Online study meets outstanding value at Southern New Hampshire University’s BA in Human Services! In addition to its focus on affordability, this program features a comprehensive curriculum that’s complemented with your choice of three concentrations. As a student here, you’ll learn from a dedicated faculty of practicing human services professionals, study whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you, and complete all courses in manageable, eight-week terms. Plus, you’ll never feel alone, thanks to outstanding student support from dedicated academic and career advisors.

     
    Cambridge College

    School of Undergraduate Studies

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus*)
    • Addiction Studies
    • Accounting
    • Education
    • Expressive Therapies
    • Family Studies
    • General Management
    • Health Care Management
    • Holistic Studies
    • Hospitality Management
    • Information Technology and E-Business
    • Juvenile Justice Studies
    • Legal Studies
    • Organizational Psychology
    • Peace and Justice Studies

    BS in Human Services Management

    (on-campus*)

    *also offered in Lawrence and Springfield

    Estimated program cost: $51,960

    $45,654 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Create a truly personalized program through your choice of 14 concentrations
    • Outstanding student support services include one-on-one mentoring, career counseling, and more
    • College features an inclusive and intimate learning environment
    • Ranked among the top business schools for African Americans by the National Center for Education Statistics

    Cambridge College’s BS in Human Services is at the intersection of affordability and academic excellence! Guided by a systemic and holistic approach and designed as a collaborative model that is decidedly student-centered, this program provides aspiring human services professionals like you with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a more just and equitable society. Choose Cambridge and you’ll enjoy a truly personalized course of study, thanks to your choice of no less than 14 concentrations in areas like addiction studies, expressive therapies, legal studies, and juvenile justice studies. You’ll also benefit from the program’s talented faculty of experienced professionals and its outstanding academic support services that include one-on-one mentoring, career counseling, and more. Interested in a degree program that will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the management skills needed to provide oversight in the human services field? Consider Cambridge’s BS in Human Services Management degree!

     
    Rowan University

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    Website

    BA in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Clinical Services
    • Policy/Administration
    • Criminal Justice

    Estimated program cost: $39,432 (in-state), $74,000 (out-of-state)

    $58,182 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • University ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report
    • Options to personalize your course of education through your choice of three specializations
    • University has close collaborations with area human services organizations for exciting field experience opportunities

    Looking for a program in human services that’s designed with affordability in mind? Look no further than Rowan University’s BA in Human Services, which features a comprehensive curriculum, exciting, hands-on learning experiences, and the option to specialize in clinical services, policy/administration, or criminal justice. You’ll benefit from the university’s collaborations with human services organizations, and you’ll have ample opportunities to engage with your peers through Tau Upsilon Alpha, the human services honor society.

    South Region - Average Tuition: $76,404

     
    University of Delaware

    College of Education and Human Development

    Newark, Delaware

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Administration and Family Policy
    • Clinical Services
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Community Based Social Entrepreneurship
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    Estimated program cost: $54,720 (in-state), $137,420 (out-of-state)

    $21,684 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Opportunities to continue your education at the master’s level through the university’s MS in Human Services Leadership
    • University named in the Princeton Review publication, ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
    • Opportunities to specialize your degree through your choice of five concentrations
    • Superb undergraduate research and service learning opportunities
    • Study abroad opportunities to places like Barbados and South Africa

    Looking for a program in human services that really does have it all? Look no further than the University of Delaware’s BS in Human Services, which offers affordability, flexibility, and the well-rounded course of study you need to make a difference in the lives of people. Just a few features of this program include: an individualized course of study through your choice of five concentrations…study abroad opportunities to locations like Barbados and South Africa…exciting field experiences at locations like the Delaware Center for Justice, AIDS Delaware, Children and Families First, and more…excellent opportunities for undergraduate research and services…and a distinguished faculty of internationally renowned scientists, authors, and scholars.

     
    University of South Carolina Beaufort

    School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $41,376 (in-state), $85,560 (out-of-state), $24,000 (active duty military)

    $35,028 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Program available either on-campus or through a fully online format
    • Outstanding student support services include academic advising, peer tutoring, IT support, and a writing center
    • In Dec 2018 awarded accreditation through the National Council on Standards for Human Services Education 

    The University of South Carolina Beaufort’s BS in Human Services is what affordability looks like! This comprehensive program, which is a blend of classroom theory and practical, hands-on internship experiences, is designed to prepare you for a wide array of roles in a human service setting. In addition to this program’s outstanding value, it provides students like you with the option of studying either on-campus or online. Whichever you choose, you’ll never feel alone, thanks to the university’s fantastic academic resources that include academic advising, peer tutoring, IT support, and even a writing center.

     
    University of South Carolina

    Palmetto College

    Columbia, South Carolina

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (first two years on-campus, last two years online)

    *program available at the following Palmetto College campuses:

    • Lancaster
    • Salkehatchie
    • Sumter
    • Union
    • Jackson

    Estimated program cost: First 2 years at a branch campus - $14,316 + 2 years online - $24,432 = $38,748

    $37,656 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Start your program at one of Palmetto College’s campuses and finish online
    • An internship course coordinator ensures your internships best align with your personal and professional goals
    • On-campus requirements can be completed at any of Palmetto College’s campuses

    The University of South Carolina BS in Human Services is also available as an online completion program at a reduced rate through Palmetto College, part of the wide reaching USC system. It features the same interdisciplinary course of study and internship course coordination services you’d get at the USC-Beaufort senior campus program. The only difference is that it’s specifically designed for students transferring in at least 45 credit hours from a previous institution, including one of USC’s two-year campus locations around the state. It’s easy – you simply earn your associate’s transfer degree at a USC location in Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter or Union, then finish your USC BS in Human Services online through Palmetto College. This brilliant solution makes USC’s top tier program widely accessible, and more affordable.

     
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    School of Education

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Website

    BS in Community Health and Human Services

    (online)
    • Community Health
    • Human Services

    Estimated program cost: $42,840 (in-state), $98,520 (out-of-state)

    $33,564 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Fully online course of study for the best in convenience and flexibility
    • Specialize your degree by choosing a concentration in community health or human services
    • University boasts an esteemed faculty of award-winning scholars and researchers

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s BS in Community Health and Human Services offers aspiring human services professionals like you an affordable and comprehensive course of education that’s designed to prepare you for an exciting career as a caseworker, outreach specialist, advocate, counselor, and more! In addition to the program’s core curriculum and related field experiences, you’ll specialize your degree by choosing a concentration in either community health or human services. This fully online course of study, which offers the best in flexibility, is taught by the university’s nationally recognized researchers and award-winning faculty members, so you’ll never sacrifice quality for convenience.

     
    Northern Kentucky University

    College of Education and Human Services

    Highland Heights, Kentucky

    Website

    BS in Human Services and Addictions

    (online, hybrid)

    Estimated program cost: $38,592 (in-state; in-state tuition covers residents of IN and OH); $72,960 (metro), $52,440 (online), $96,480 (out-of-state)

    $37,812 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Consistently ranked among ‘America’s Best Colleges’ by Forbes
    • Program features a blend of online and hybrid courses for the best in flexibility and convenience
    • Your choice of electives allows you to personalize your course of study

    Northern Kentucky University’s BS in Human Services and Addictions is the truly affordable path to working with a diverse group of clients in a wide range of human services settings. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum that covers topics in human services administration, case management, ethical issues and cultural competence, you’ll select among a host of electives that best align with your professional and personal goals. As a student here, you’ll benefit from a blend of online and hybrid courses, so earning your degree while maintaining your professional responsibilities is easier than ever. Plus, field experiences will allow you to learn about substance abuse and addictions and give you the hands-on learning that easily translates to the real world.

     
    Sam Houston State University

    College of Education

    Huntsville, Texas

    Website

    Minor in Human Services

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $40,728 (in-state), $90,528 (out-of-state) $38,528 (online)

    $35,676 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Ranked among the ‘Best Colleges for the Money’ by College Factual
    • Ranked among the most affordable colleges in Texas by affordablecollegesonline.org
    • Nationally ranked Student Advising & Mentoring Center helps students stay on track and graduate

    At more than $30,000 less than the average for human services bachelor’s degrees in the South, Sam Houston State University’s Human Services minor, when combined with a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, will prepare you for careers in sociology, psychology, human services, counseling, and healthcare, just to name a few. As a student here, you’ll learn from dedicated faculty members who also serve as mentors, advisors, and informal tutors while you explore hands-on experiences through practicums and internships. Choose Sam Houston for your undergraduate degree and you’ll have access to the university’s Student Advising & Mentoring Center, which is nationally ranked for helping students stay on track and graduate.

     
    Old Dominion University

    Department of Counseling and Human Services

    Norfolk, Virginia

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $42,240 (in-state), $117,840 (out-of-state)

    $34,164 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Program can be completed online or on-campus for the best in flexibility
    • Online program features both asynchronous and synchronous classes
    • Outstanding student support through the Career and Advising Resource Center

    Old Dominion University’s BS in Human Services is a value in undergraduate education, at more than $34,000 below the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs. It’s also comprehensive, providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make a difference in the human services field, and flexible, allowing you to complete courses either on-campus or online. Choose the BS in Human Services and you’ll learn the roles and functions of the human services professional, characteristics of human services agencies, theories and skills of human services, and more. The online environment allows you to study at a distance, both synchronously and asynchronously, while the program’s dedicated faculty ensures a dynamic and supportive learning environment.

     
    Kennesaw State University

    Department of Social Work and Human Services

    Kennesaw, Georgia

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (on-campus)
    • Social Engagement and Advocacy
    • Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation

    Estimated program cost: $21,704 (in-state), $76,608 (out-of-state)

    $54,700 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Fantastic experiential learning opportunities available, thanks to the university’s many established working relationships with human services agencies throughout metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia
    • Outstanding alumni network of more than 100,000
    • Ranked among the top schools for minorities

    In addition to offering a true value in undergraduate education, Kennesaw State University’s BS in Human Services provides students like you with outstanding opportunities for experiential learning, thanks to the university’s established working relationships with human services agencies throughout metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. Choose this program and you’ll be able to specialize your bachelor’s degree in either social engagement and advocacy (formerly case management) or nonprofit management and social innovation. Other reasons you’ll love this program include: an outstanding alumni network of more than 100,000…recognition as a top school for minorities…and a ranking among the nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Green Colleges by the Princeton Review.

     
    University of North Georgia

    Sociology and Human Services Department

    Oakwood, Georgia

    Website

    BS in Human Services Delivery and Administration

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $21,840 (in-state), $77,088 (out-of-state)

    $54,564 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Program offered at the university’s Gainesville campus
    • Exciting opportunities to engage with your peers and make a difference in your community through Tau Upsilon Alpha National Honor Society
    • Value research opportunities available through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

    As part of the University System of Georgia, the University of North Georgia features more than 18,000 students, more than 100 programs of study, five campuses, recognition among the state’s largest public universities, and an outstanding value in post-secondary education. The BS in Human Services Delivery and Administration reflects the university’s commitment to affordable tuition, coming in more than $50,000 less than the average among human services bachelor’s degree programs in the South. Choose this program and you’ll not only enjoy a comprehensive program that seamlessly combines classroom theory and practical, hands-on learning, you’ll have ample opportunities to engage with your peers and make a difference in your community through Tau Upsilon Alpha National Honor Society. You’ll also be able to engage in exciting research activities through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

     
    Rasmussen College

    School of Health Sciences

    Tampa, Florida

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus*)

    *Available at the following locations:

    • Florida
      • Fort Myers
      • New Port Richey/West Pasco
      • Ocala
      • Land O’ Lakes
      • Tampa
    • Minnesota
      • Blaine
      • Bloomington
      • Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove
      • Eagan
      • Lake Elmo
      • Mankato
      • Moorhead
      • Cloud
    • Wisconsin
      • Green Bay
      • Wausau
    • North Dakota
      • Fargo
    • Kansas
      • Kansas City/Overland Park
      • Topeka

    Estimated program cost: $23,660

    $52,744 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Program offered online or on-campus throughout Florida
    • Online program features the same, quality instruction as the on-campus program
    • Highly engaging online format features a fully asynchronous format, live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, online simulations to learn technical skills, and a collaborative learning environment
    • Flex Choice program allows you to earn college credits for past college coursework, military work, course waivers and industry certifications

    Rasmussen College’s BS in Human Services offers the value you want, the convenience you need, and the quality you demand! In addition to its enviable price tag that comes in over $50,000 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs, the BS in Human Services is offered online or in-person at its campuses in Fort Myers, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Ocala, Land O’ Lakes, and Tampa. Choose online delivery and you’ll complete the same, quality curriculum as your on-campus peers while connecting virtually with your instructors and attending classes through Campus Connect. Need additional help? Comprehensive tutoring services and on-campus support is available for academics, technology, financial aid, and more. Other perks of learning online through Rasmussen include a fully asynchronous format, live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, online simulations to learn technical skills, and a collaborative learning environment. Take advantage of Rasmussen’s Flex Choice and you’ll earn credits for past college coursework, military work, course waivers, and industry certifications.

     
    University of Baltimore

    School of Health and Human Services

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Website

    BA in Human Services Administration

    (on-campus)

    Estimated program cost: $27,504 (in-state), $75,976 (out-of-state)

    $48,900 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Maryland’s only university dedicated to public service
    • School of Health and Human Services is home to two centers of excellence, including the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy
    • Exciting opportunities for research, study abroad experiences, and internships
    • Opportunities to continue your education through the MS in Human Services Administration

    The University of Baltimore’s B.A. in Human Services Administration offers plenty of perks for aspiring human services professionals like you. At nearly $50,000 less than the regional average among human services bachelor’s degree programs, this program is designed with value in mind. But it’s also tops in terms of academics and experiential opportunities. In fact, the School of Health and Human Services is home to two centers of excellence, including the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement, a leading regional policy center focused on resolving the nation’s drug problems and addictions issues, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the preeminent public policy research center in Maryland. The University of Baltimore is also home to an outstanding group of scholars engaged in research and scholarship, so students like you enjoy many opportunities to also engage in research, scholarship, study abroad experiences, internships, and community projects.

     
    East Tennessee State University

    Department of Counseling and Human Services

    Johnson City, Tennessee

    Website

    BS in Human Services

    (online, on-campus)
    • Human Development and Learning
    • Family Studies

    Estimated program cost: $29,688 (in-state), $76,728 (out-of-state)

    $46,716 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • Online program is ranked 12th in the nation by AffordableCollegesOnline.org
    • Opportunities to continue your education through the MS in Human Services
    • Child Life Specialist certification can be earned concurrently
    • Online courses are taught by the same award-winning faculty as the program’s on-campus courses
    • Exciting opportunities for engagement and community service through the Human Services Student Organization

    East Tennessee State University’s BS in Human Services is value epitomized, thanks to its price tag that comes in more than $40,000 less than the average for human services bachelor’s degree programs in the South. In addition to preparing you for either direct or indirect work in the human services profession, it serves as the ideal foundation to future master and doctoral work in counseling, psychology, speech language pathology, social work, and more. Flexibility and convenience are also emphasized here, with both an on-campus and online program available to suit your lifestyle and geographical restrictions. Choose this major and you’ll complete a minor in either Human Development and Learning or Family Studies. You’ll also have the option of further personalizing your program by completing the Child Life Specialist certification. As a student here, you’ll also enjoy plenty of opportunities for engagement through the Human Services Student Organization, a platform to collaborate and accomplish goals and activities related to human services.

     
    University of North Texas at Dallas

    School of Human Services

    Dallas, Texas

    Website

    BS in Human Services Management and Leadership

    (on-campus)

    Certificates:

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Applied Gerontology
    • Substance Abuse & Addiction

    Estimated program cost: $31,352 (in-state), $81,152 (out-of-state)

    $45,052 less than the regional average for human services bachelor’s degree programs

    • University ranks first in the state and second nationally among public institutions for lowest student debt, according to LendEDU’s annual student loan debt rankings
    • Outstanding support and guidance through UNT Dallas Career Services
    • University’s Veterans Success Center provides support to student veterans and their dependents

    The University of North Texas at Dallas’ BS in Human Services Management and Leadership offers everything you’d want in a bachelor’s degree in human services: quality, convenience, and affordability! This program features a comprehensive curriculum, outstanding opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning, and the option of adding a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Applied Gerontology, or Substance Abuse & Addiction for a truly personalized educational experience. You’ll also enjoy outstanding support and guidance for achieving your professional goals through the UNT Dallas Career Services, including career placement for short- and long-term opportunities.