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2020 Best Colleges for Nutrition Science

Approximately 4,990 nutrition science degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Nutrition Science ranking analyzed 35 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in nutrition science. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 5 colleges for Nutrition Science students.

Choosing a Great Nutrition Science School

Best Colleges for Nutrition Science Your choice of nutrition science 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 7% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 125 to 22 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Nutrition Science graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A nutrition science bachelors degree from a college in the United States helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $29,364 a couple years later.

Starting Salary  ( 26477 to 28122 )
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$28,500

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 Nutrition Science students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other nutrition science students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized nutrition science related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Nutrition Science students.

Best Schools to Study Nutrition Science in United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Nutrition Science degree.

Top 10 Best Nutrition Science Colleges

It is hard to beat University of California - Davis if you wish to study nutrition science. UC Davis is a very large public school located in the suburb of Davis. This school ranks 74th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in something more advanced, UC Davis also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). After getting their bachelor's degree, nutrition science students typically make about $27,700 at the beginning of their careers.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is a good decision for individuals pursuing a Nutrition Science degree. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 12 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great college overall.

Cornell University is a fairly popular school to study nutrition science in United States with over 53 graduates last year. Graduates of the nutrition science program state that they receive average early career earnings of $26,700.

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University of Connecticut is one of the best schools in the United States for nutrition science. UCONN is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs. This school ranks 97th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

For those interested in something more advanced, UCONN also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the nutrition science program make around $26,900 for their early career.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick is among your best bets if you want to study nutrition science. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. This college ranks 151st out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

For those interested in something more advanced, Rutgers New Brunswick also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, nutrition science students generally earn about $28,500 at the beginning of their careers.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. A Best Colleges rank of 56 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Boston U also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the midsize city Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 65 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great school overall.

With 96 students enrolled, University of California - Berkeley is one of most popular schools to study nutrition science in United States. Students from the nutrition science program at University of California - Berkeley earn $7,757 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

CSB is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Saint Joseph. This college ranks 182nd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

College of Saint Benedict is one of the most popular school to study nutrition science in United States with over 34 graduations last year. Nutrition Science students from College of Saint Benedict earn a boost of about $3,857 over the average income of nutrition science majors.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Located in the city Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 195th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There are about 62 nutrition science undergrads studying this program at Auburn.

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Located in the city Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. This college ranks 80th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

For those interested in something more advanced, Wisconsin also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Students who graduate from the nutrition science program earn about $31,400 in their early career salary.

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Located in the large suburb Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 167th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

For those interested in something more advanced, UMass Amherst also offers 2 different higher degree levels in nutrition science, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Nutrition Science by Region

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

Nutrition Science is one of 28 different types of Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34,540
Biological & Physical Science 27,751
International Studies 8,097
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,179
Behavioral Science 4,502

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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 division, CSIRO.

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