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2021 Best Value Colleges for Nutrition Science

22 Colleges
3,334 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,019 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Nutrition Science School for You

Best Value Colleges for Nutrition ScienceIn 2018-2019, 3,334 people earned their bachelor's in nutrition science, making the major the #98 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Nutrition Science ranking, we looked at 22 colleges that offer a bachelor's in nutrition science. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on nutrition science schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

More Ways to Rank Nutrition Science Schools

The nutrition science 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 Value Nutrition Science Schools.

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2021 Best Value Nutrition Science Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Nutrition Science Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Nutrition Science Schools

#1

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. CSB not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science list.

At CSB, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,173. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from CSB is $132,231. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, nutrition science majors at CSB accumulate an average of around $22,735 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $263.

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North Carolina State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value nutrition science schools. NC State is a very large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. NC State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science list.

It takes the average student at NC State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,493. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from NC State is $124,799. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, nutrition science graduates from NC State take out $21,626 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. UMN Twin Cities not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science list.

At UMN Twin Cities, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,989. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities is $143,094. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition science majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,683. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Iowa State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the small city of Ames.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Iowa State to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,749 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State is $118,231. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition science majors at Iowa State take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,731. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Greensboro, UNC Greensboro is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Greensboro is 4.5 years, and it costs about $22,093 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $98,756 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, nutrition science majors at UNC Greensboro accumulate an average of around $23,361 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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Texas Woman's University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denton, TWU is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at TWU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,089. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from TWU is about $97,431. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition science majors at TWU take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,688. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

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#7

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

University of Vermont earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UVM is a large public school located in the city of Burlington. UVM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science list.

At UVM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $42,133 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UVM is $175,695. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, nutrition science majors at UVM accumulate an average of around $21,082 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

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Our rankings recognize Rutgers University - New Brunswick as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is 4.3 years, and it costs about $33,258 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick is about $142,344. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition science majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,428. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Berkeley as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science list.

The average student at UC Berkeley graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $42,692. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley is about $179,733. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, nutrition science graduates from UC Berkeley take out $15,618 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $175.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Davis as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UC Davis is a very large public school located in the suburb of Davis. UC Davis also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science rankings.

At UC Davis, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,717. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis be around $171,975. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, nutrition science majors at UC Davis accumulate an average of around $14,681 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $153, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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One of 28 majors within the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies area of study, Nutrition Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26,669
International Studies 6,494
Interdisciplinary Studies 5,508
Behavioral Science 2,433
Biological & Physical Science 2,177

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 schools only.

  • 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 division, CSIRO.

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