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2022 Best Food Processing Schools

8 Colleges in the United States
153 Food Processing Degrees Awarded
$54,250 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 #318 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.

College Factual reviewed 8 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of food processing. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 153 degrees in food processing during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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

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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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

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

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 Food Processing Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in food processing needs to check out Kansas State University. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 54 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were about 49 food processing students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the food processing program at Kansas State University earn $10,150 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is one of the best 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 small student population.

There were roughly 13 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food processing from Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

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

Every 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 medium-sized city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 22 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

#4

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In KS

Every student who is interested in food processing has to look into Garden City Community College. Garden City Community College is a small public college located in the remote town of Garden City. This college ranks 10th out of 54 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were approximately 3 food processing students who graduated with this degree at Garden City Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food processing from Garden City Community College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC

A-B Tech is a moderately-sized public college located in the city of Asheville. This college ranks 87th out of 113 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 12 food processing students who graduated with this degree at A-B Tech in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in food processing from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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

Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #212 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UNL is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 food processing students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in food processing from University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #186 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were about 14 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 report average early career earnings of $44,100.

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

#8

Angelo State University

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

Located in the city of San Angelo, Angelo State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 61st out of 136 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

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

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

Food Processing by Region

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Rocky Mountains
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Far Western US
Southwest
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Food Processing is one of 16 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Food Processing

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 7,900
Agricultural Economics & Business 7,547
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 4,816
General Agriculture 3,242
Plant Sciences 3,094
Agricultural Production 2,272
Food Science Technology 2,215
Horticulture 1,675
Agricultural Mechanization 877
Agricultural Public Services 811

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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