Food Science Technology

2022 Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Plains States Region

7 Colleges in the Plains States Region
319 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded
$45,767 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 7 schools in the Plains States Region to determine which ones were the best for food science technology students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 319 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 Plains States Region The food science tech program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Food Science Technology rankings. 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.

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.

Pick Your Food Science Technology 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 Science Technology Schools in the Plains States Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. 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 Plains States 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.

Top Plains States Region Schools in Food Science Tech

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

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is a good choice for students interested in a degree in food science technology. Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 22 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 81 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in food science technology needs to look into Iowa State University. Iowa State is a very large public university located in the small city of Ames. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 64 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the food science tech program earn an average of $39,500 in their early career salary.

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

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
81 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in food science technology has to take a look at Kansas State University. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 54 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were roughly 81 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent data year. Those food science technology students who get their degree from Kansas State University make $9,533 more than the standard food science tech grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
51 Food Science Tech Degrees Awarded

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in food science technology. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the city of Minneapolis. A Best Schools rank of #120 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were roughly 51 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, food science tech degree recipients usually make around $42,500 in the first five years of their career.

More information about a degree in food science technology from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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

Located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 14 schools for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were roughly 19 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in food science technology from North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD

Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 15 schools for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were roughly 4 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
$22,250 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #211 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Mizzou is a great university overall.

There were roughly 17 food science technology students who graduated with this degree at Mizzou in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 275 46
Missouri 272 20
Kansas 258 101
Iowa 254 46
Nebraska 227 82
North Dakota 200 21
South Dakota 199 8

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One of 16 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Food Science Technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Food Science Tech Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Food Science 295
Food Technology & Processing 20
Food Science & Technology, Other 4

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,643
Animal Science 1,087
Plant Sciences 748
General Agriculture 386
Agricultural Production 374
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 338
Agricultural Mechanization 303
Horticulture 194
Food Processing 66
Animal Services 59

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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.

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