Food, Nutrition & Related Services

2021 Highest Paid Food, Nutrition & Related Services Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

284 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,975 Avg Salary
$23,645 Avg Student Debt

Highest Paid Food, Nutrition & Related Services Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, food, nutrition and related services was ranked #96 in the country. In fact 3,522 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 284 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Nutrition Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Food, Nutrition & Related Services Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

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.

After graduation, food, nutrition and related services majors from schools in the Great Lakes Region earn an average salary of $32,975 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 17% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in nutrition is $29,838. This means that degree holders from schools in the Great Lakes Region make 11% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Nutrition Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  32,975
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66,000
Average Salary for Nutrition Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,838
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66,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,000

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The following colleges produce the highest paid nutrition graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Nutrition Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio University - Athens Campus. OHIO Athens is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens. Nutrition majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,600.

On average, nutrition graduates from OHIO Athens take out $24,467 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 $261.

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Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Bradley University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Bradley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Peoria.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition majors at Bradley take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,643.

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Case Western Reserve University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food, nutrition and related services school. Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, nutrition graduates from Case Western carry an average student debtload of $20,115.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food, nutrition and related services school. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus. Nutrition majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,200.

On average, nutrition graduates from Ohio State take out $20,283 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $200, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food, nutrition and related services school. Located in the city of Detroit, Wayne State is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in nutrition from the school is $23,000.

On average, nutrition graduates from Wayne State take out $24,797 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $206, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Western Michigan University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. WMU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Kalamazoo.

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Madonna University

Livonia, MI

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Madonna University. Madonna is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Livonia.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, nutrition graduates from UW - Stout take out $23,113 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food, nutrition and related services school. Indiana State is a large public school located in the city of Terre Haute.

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#9

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Our rankings recognize Bluffton University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Bluffton, Bluffton is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, nutrition graduates from Bluffton carry an average student debtload of $21,612.

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Explore the best food, nutrition and related services schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 71
Ohio 246 171
Illinois 231 36
Indiana 227 3
Wisconsin 209 3

One of 8 majors within the Family, Consumer & Human Sciences area of study, Food, Nutrition & Related Services has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 2,026
Textile & Apparel Studies 450
General Family & Consumer Sciences 153
Family & Consumer Economics 83
Human Sciences Business Services 59

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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).

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