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2021 Highest Paid Nutrition Science Graduates

3,334 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,364 Avg Salary
$21,544 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Nutrition Science GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, nutrition science was ranked #98. In fact, 3,334 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. 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 Highest Paid Nutrition Science Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Nutrition Science Graduates ranking looked at 23 colleges that offer a bachelor's in nutrition science.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Nutrition Science Majors

After graduating, nutrition science majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $29,364 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 26% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Nutrition Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,364
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Nutrition Science Grads in the United States

The highest paid nutrition science majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Nutrition Science Graduates

University of California - Berkeley earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley. Students who receive their bachelor's in nutrition science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,800.

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 North Carolina State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. NC State is a very large public school located in the city of Raleigh. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in nutrition science from the school is $36,000.

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 Vermont

Burlington, VT

Our rankings recognize University of Vermont as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UVM is a large public school located in the city of Burlington. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in nutrition science from the school is $34,100.

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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College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in nutrition science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,900.

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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Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

On average, nutrition science graduates from Boston U take out $22,708 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the large city of Madison. Students who receive their bachelor's in nutrition science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, nutrition science graduates from Wisconsin carry an average student debtload of $19,242. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid nutrition science school. Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Malibu.

Nutrition Science majors at Pepperdine take out an average of $24,785 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in nutrition science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,900.

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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University of Delaware earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid nutrition science school. MSU Denver is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver. Students who receive their bachelor's in nutrition science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,400.

On average, nutrition science graduates from MSU Denver take out $24,465 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Nutrition Science by Region

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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

  • 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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