Food Science Technology

2022 Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Southeast Region

15 Colleges in the Southeast Region
369 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded
$31,640 Avg Early-Career Salary
Food Science Technology isn't the most popular major in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #183 in popularity out of 368 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 15 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 369 degrees in food science technology during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Food Science Technology School

Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of food science technology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Food Science Technology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Food Science Technology Rankings by Degree Level

The food science tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Southeast Region. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Food Science Technology in the Southeast Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the food science tech degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Southeast Region Schools in Food Science Tech

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA

It is difficult to beat Virginia Tech if you want to pursue a degree in food science technology. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 24 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from Virginia Tech

#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
40 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in food science technology has to look into University of Georgia. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were about 40 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from University of Georgia

#3

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In AL

It is difficult to beat Auburn University if you wish to pursue a degree in food science technology. Auburn is a very large public university located in the small city of Auburn. A Best Schools rank of #216 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Auburn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in food science technology from Auburn University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC
31 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

North Carolina State University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in food science technology. NC State is a very large public university located in the city of Raleigh. A Best Schools rank of #123 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were about 31 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from North Carolina State University

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$15,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 29 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the food science tech program state that they receive average early career income of $25,100.

More information about a degree in food science technology from University of Florida

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In LA

Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #381 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Louisiana State University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 16 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Louisiana State University in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in food science technology from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

#7

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AR
36 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 40 schools for overall quality in the state of Arkansas.

There were about 36 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UARK in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from University of Arkansas

#8

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #195 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Clemson is a great university overall.

There were approximately 68 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the food science tech program state that they receive average early career wages of $28,400.

More information about a degree in food science technology from Clemson University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN

Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were roughly 27 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UT Knoxville in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC

Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 10th out of 113 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 18 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Appalachian State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from Appalachian State University

Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best food science technology colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 38
Florida 276 48
North Carolina 274 73
Virginia 268 42
Tennessee 257 59
South Carolina 239 74
Kentucky 238 3
Alabama 230 18
Mississippi 228 25
Arkansas 226 32
Louisiana 225 18

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Food Science Technology is one of 16 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Food Science Tech Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Food Science 312
Food Technology & Processing 28
Food Science & Technology, Other 27

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 2,016
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,458
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 857
General Agriculture 826
Plant Sciences 720
Agricultural Production 531
Horticulture 342
Other Agriculture 336
Agricultural Public Services 198
Soil Sciences 94

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Muhammad Irshad Ansari.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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