Quick Facts about the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


•   Enrollment in fall, 2013 was 396 students and 405 students in fall 2012 representing 42% of the enrollment in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

•   The two largest programs in the department are child development and family studies and fashion merchandising and design

•   The fastest growing program in the department is the Master of Science in Food and Nutritional Science (Enrollment in fall 2012 represented a 123% increase over the previous year)

Licensure and Pass Rate

The Didactic Program in Dietetics has a 50% pass rate on the registered dietitian exam The program’s accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is probationary.

Retention and Graduation

The Department has a retention rate of 74.5% over the past three years.  The three year average for the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is 74.3% and for the University is 75.9%. 

The fashion merchandising and design program represented 44% of the bachelor’s degrees conferred by the Department in 2012-2013.  The Department conferred 50 degrees (43 bachelor’s and seven master’s) in 2012-2013. 

Graduation Rates 


4 year (08-12)

5 year (07-12)

6 year (06-12)