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2024 Best Food Processing Schools

4 Colleges in the United States
237 Food Processing Degrees Awarded
$54,206 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in food processing, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #339 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

In 2024, College Factual analyzed 4 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Food Processing Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 237 degrees in food processing to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Food Processing School

Best Food Processing Schools Your choice of food processing school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Food Processing School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Food Processing Rankings by Degree Level

Associate Degrees in Food Processing
Bachelor's Degrees in Food Processing

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Food Processing Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Food Processing in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the food processing degree levels they offer.

Top Schools in Food Processing

1
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
43 Food Processing Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in food processing needs to check out Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the city of College Station. A Best Colleges rank of #44 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 43 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food processing from Texas A&M University - College Station

1
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Food Processing Degrees Awarded
$66,969 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in food processing needs to take a look at Kansas State University. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 47 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were approximately 34 food processing students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent year we have data available. Those food processing students who get their degree from Kansas State University receive $12,764 more than the typical food processing graduate.

More information about a degree in food processing from Kansas State University

2
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in food processing. Located in the town of Wooster, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a public university with a fairly small student population.

There were roughly 11 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in the most recent data year.

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3
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$41,442 Median Starting Salary

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a degree in food processing. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #69 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 10 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the food processing program state that they receive average early career earnings of $41,442.

More information about a degree in food processing from Ohio State University - Main Campus

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Angelo State crest
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX

Any student who is interested in food processing needs to look into Angelo State University. Located in the small city of San Angelo, Angelo State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 57th out of 115 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 3 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Angelo State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA

Wazzu is a fairly large public university located in the distant town of Pullman. A Best Colleges rank of #175 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Wazzu is a great university overall.

There were about 4 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Wazzu in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food processing from Washington State University

6
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA

Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 55th out of 109 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 5 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Penn College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in food processing from Pennsylvania College of Technology

Food Processing by Region

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Plains States
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Southwest
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One of 18 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Food Processing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Food Processing Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural & Food Products Processing 237

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Majors Similar to Food Processing

Related Major Annual Graduates
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 8,646
Animal Science 8,294
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,098
General Agriculture 3,370
Horticulture 3,234
Plant Sciences 3,175
Agricultural Production 3,066
Food Science Technology 2,532
Agricultural Mechanization 1,280
Animal Services 990

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