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2021 Best Nutrition Science Colleges for Veterans in the United States

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

Finding the Best Nutrition Science Schools for Vets

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

This year's Best Nutrition Science Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 23 colleges that offer a bachelor's in nutrition science. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent nutrition science programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the nutrition science program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Nutrition Science Schools for Veterans in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Nutrition Science Schools for Veterans

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. NC State is a very large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. NC State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, NC State supports 35,479 students, and 1,068 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 719 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,891. On top of their other funding sources, 33 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

Our rankings recognize College of Saint Benedict as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CSB, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 18 of the 1,782 students enrolled at CSB were GI Bill® students, of which 12 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,399. On top of their other funding sources, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Woman's University. Located in the city of Denton, TWU is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 15,518 students enrolled at TWU, 507 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 315 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,604. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UC Berkeley supports 42,501 students, and 557 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 401 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,465. In addition to receiving other benefits, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMN Twin Cities, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States ranking.

Of the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Vermont. UVM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Burlington. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UVM has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States ranking.

Among the 13,395 students enrolled at UVM, 220 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 182 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,965. During this same period, 40 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 442 of the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick were GI Bill® students, of which 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. During this same period, 4 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison. Wisconsin also made our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States list, coming in at #8.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,489. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Davis earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis. UC Davis also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Nutrition Science in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 473 of the 38,167 students enrolled at UC Davis were GI Bill® students, of which 245 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,289.

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#10

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a very large student population.

Among the 44,097 students enrolled at Arizona, 1,914 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,561 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,490. In addition to receiving other benefits, 37 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 23 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to division, CSIRO.

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