The quality of your education and preparation for your career is assured through review by top scholars and professionals. The endorsement they provide, called “accreditation,” enhances the value of your UGA education.

Meeting the Highest Standards

The College as a whole meets the highest standards as evidenced by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Accreditation, defined by the AAFCS Council for Accreditation (CFA), is a system for reviewing a family and consumer sciences (FCS) units to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality. To maintain accreditation, a college or unit of family and consumer sciences must undergo a rigorous internal review at intervals of three, five, and seven years. Accreditation is granted for a maximum of 10 years. Our next AAFCS accreditation review and site visit will be in 2019.

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Data for AAFCS Accreditation

Licensing and Credentialing in 2016

  • Graduates of our undergraduate dietetics program in the Department of Foods and Nutrition had a 98.7% pass rate for the last three years on the registration examination for dietitians.
  • Within the past 5 years, 100% of the graduates of the Dietetic Internship program have passed the registration examination for dietitians within one year of the first attempt. 
  • The Licensing Exam taken by our graduates in Marriage and Family Therapy program have a passing rate of 100% for the last five years (Human Development and Family Science).
  • Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics has a 54% passing rate for the national CFP for undergraduates, M.S. program has an 80% pass rate and Ph.D. students have a 50% pass rate

Job Placement Rates & Post Graduation Advancement

  • 42% of 2016 Food and Nutrition graduates were accepted into Graduate School, 34% were employed, and 17% unknown
  • 60% of 2016 Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics graduates were employed, 9% were accepted into Graduate School and 26% unknown
  • 46% of 2016 Human Development and Family Science graduates were employed, 22% were accepted into Graduate School and 18% unknown
  • 72% of 2016 undergraduates in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors were employed post-graduation, 7% were accepted into Graduate School and 11% unknown

Undergraduates Participating in Faculty Research in 2016

  • 27 Foods and Nutrition students
  • 16 Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics students
  • 23 Human Development and Family Science students
  • 0 Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors students

Students Reporting in State, Regional or National Venues in 2016

  • 35 Foods and Nutrition Graduate students
  • 3 Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics students
  • 0 Human Development and Family Science students
  • 0 undergraduate Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors students and 11 graduate students

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • The College of Family and Consumer Sciences had a 66.5% retention rate over the last 3 years compared to UGA’s retention rate of 88.4% over the same time period for full-time, first-time freshmen, transfer sophomores, and transfer juniors. (Office of Institutional Research (O.I.R)).

Graduation Rates

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences graduation rates* within 4, 5 and 6 years are as follows:

4 years

5 years

6 or more years

FACS

77 graduated

(52%)

82 graduated

(55.4%)

82 students

(55.4%)

University of Georgia

66.3%

83.1%

85.1%

*Graduation rates were based on first time freshmen, transfer sophomores, and transfer juniors who graduated with a bachelor’s degree.  The numbers are based on full-time students entering in the Fall 2008 cohort (O.I.R)

Enrollment

Enrollment in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences is down 0.2% in the last 6 years (1724, fall 2009 to 1703, fall 2015).  Enrollment counts (total students/majors enrolled by undergraduate, graduate, or first professional level) include multiple majors and dual degrees (O.I.R.).