Welcome to the School of Human Ecology!
Our purpose in Human Ecology is to prepare professionals to be effective agents for the well-being of children, families and communities.
Here, our rich historic traditions blend with current academics to prepare students for diverse careers. Our School offers five basic areas of study:
- Child Development and Family Relations
- Child Life
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
- Housing and Design
- Merchandising and Design
The faculty and staff encourage you to explore our website and Facebook page. If you would like an individualized advising appointment, please contact us.
Dr. Melinda Anderson, Director
Facts about the School of Human Ecology
Licensing and Credentialing
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD): For the time period 2007-2013, 97 students graduated from the TTU DPD program with a Verification Statement. Of these, 51 (of 97) students applied to a supervised practice program (internship) within 12 months of their graduation for an application rate of 52%.
DPD Results: Of the 51 students who applied for supervised practice within 12 months of graduation, 27 were accepted for a graduate acceptance rate of 53%. The national average for acceptance into a dietetic supervised practice program is currently 51%. Other students applied first to graduate school, and subsequently applied to a dietetic internship more than 12 months after graduation, and are not included in this analysis.
Registered Dietitian Exam Pass Rate, TTU School of Human Ecology
|Testing Year||# of Students taking exam||# Passed||% Passed|
The ACEND benchmark for first time test takers over a five -year period is 80%. The School of Human Ecology DPD program is implementing actions to improve our first time pass rate over the next two years.
Family and Consumer Science Education
Students Licensed as Family and Consumer Science Teachers
|Year||# of Students|
|Post Bac Students in 2012||3|
|Total Licensed Teachers||23|
Graduation Rates of First Time Freshmen, 6-year Rate
|Human Ecology (HEC)||2004-2010||2005-2011||2006-2012||2007-2013|
|Enrolled in HEC||17||20||22||24|
|Graduated from HEC||4 (24%)||7 (35%)||9 (41%)||7 (29%)|
|Graduated from TTU (includes HEC)||8 (47%)||13 (65%)||14 (64 %)||9 (38%)|
- Average graduation rate from Human Ecology, over past 4 cohorts: 32%
- Average graduation rate from TTU, over past 4 cohorts: 50.25%
|Unit||Fall, 2009||Fall, 2010||Fall, 2011||Fall, 2012||Fall, 2013|
|Human Ecology (total)||175||201||205||266||263|
|Child Dev/Fam Rel||31||36||40||84||102|
|Food & Dietetics||57||68||70||82||80|
Retention Rates for First Time Freshmen
Fall 2011 Cohort
- School of Human Ecology: 15 enrolled, 11 continued in unit to second fall = 73.3%
- TTU Retention Rate: 69.8%
Fall 2012 Cohort
- SSchool of Human Ecology: 27 enrolled, 19 continued in unit to second fall = 70.3%<
- TTU Retention Rate: 74.6%
- TTU Retention Rate: 74.6%
Accredited by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences