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2020 Best Colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services

Approximately 6,056 dietetics and clinical nutrition services degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services ranking analyzed 67 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in dietetics and clinical nutrition services. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 10 schools for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services students.

Choosing a Great Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services School

Best Colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Your choice of dietetics and clinical nutrition services school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 31% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 30%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 586 to 213 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A dietetics and clinical nutrition services degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average wages following graduation. While the average dietetics and clinical nutrition services bachelors degree from U.S. schools results in an average starting salary of $29,522, graduates of colleges on this list average $31,317.

Starting Salary  ( 23415 to 37884 )
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$42,600

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other dietetics and clinical nutrition services students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized dietetics and clinical nutrition services related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services students.

Best Schools to Study Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services in United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study dietetics and clinical nutrition services. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list. Of the 67 schools analyzed, only 10 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 10 Best Nutrition Colleges

It is difficult to beat University of Delaware if you wish to study dietetics and clinical nutrition services. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark. A Best Colleges rank of 92 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means U of Delaware is a great college overall.

There are roughly 61 dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergrads enrolled in this degree at U of Delaware.

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It is hard to beat California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo if you wish to pursue dietetics and clinical nutrition services as a major. Located in the suburb San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 152 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great college overall.

A favorite major for dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergrads, there are about 0 students studying this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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#3

D'Youville College

Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College is a good decision for individuals pursuing a Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services major. D'Youville College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Buffalo. This college ranks 538th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, D'Youville College also offers a Master's Degree in dietetics and clinical nutrition services. Students from the dietetics and clinical nutrition services degree program at D'Youville College get $11,487 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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California State University - Long Beach is among your best bets if you want to study dietetics and clinical nutrition services. Located in the city Long Beach, Cal State Long Beach is a public college with a very large student population. This school ranks 476th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

A popular major for dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergrads, there are about 2 students studying this program at Cal State Long Beach. After graduation, nutrition students typically make an average of $28,300 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the large suburb Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population. This school ranks 497th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There are about 138 dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergrads enrolled in this degree at FIU. Florida International University dietetics and clinical nutrition services students earn $3,487 more than the typical nutrition student.

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San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose. This college ranks 492nd out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

With 0 undergraduates, San Jose State University is one of most popular colleges to study nutrition in United States. Graduates of the nutrition program earn around $32,800 in the first couple years of their career.

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

Located in the large city San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 343 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means SDSU is a great college overall.

San Diego State University is one of the most popular school to study nutrition in United States exceeding 0 graduations last year. Students who complete this degree state that they receive average early career earnings of $28,500.

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Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth. A Best Colleges rank of 115 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means TCU is a great college overall.

There are approximately 23 dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergraduates studying this degree at TCU.

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SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Oneonta. This school ranks 457th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, SUNY Oneonta offers a Master's Degree in dietetics and clinical nutrition services.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Located in the city East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 120 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Michigan State is a great school overall.

There are roughly 61 dietetics and clinical nutrition services undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Michigan State. After graduation, nutrition students generally earn an average of $21,100 in the first five years of their career.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Colleges for Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
12 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
13 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
14 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
15 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
16 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
The Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 34 majors within the Health Professions area of study, Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 293,633
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 104,465
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 90,916
Health & Medical Administrative Services 87,058
Allied Health Professions 86,125

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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 Senior Airman Brittany Paerschke-O’Brien.

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