Food, Nutrition & Related Services

2022 Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Schools

96 Colleges in the United States
4,889 Nutrition Degrees Awarded
$33,096 Avg Early-Career Salary
Food, Nutrition & Related Services is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #131 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 96 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 4,889 degrees in food, nutrition and related services to qualified students.

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Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Schools The nutrition program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Food, Nutrition & Related Services rankings. For our Best Overall Food, Nutrition & Related Services School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

The nutrition 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 Food, Nutrition & Related Services Schools. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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The schools below may not offer all types of nutrition degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

14 Top Schools in Nutrition

#1

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
84 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

New York University is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in food, nutrition and related services. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 84 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Those food, nutrition and related services students who get their degree from New York University receive $6,104 more than the typical nutrition graduate.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
145 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat The University of Texas at Austin if you wish to pursue a degree in food, nutrition and related services. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were roughly 145 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Case Western Reserve University if you want to pursue a degree in food, nutrition and related services. Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cleveland. A Best Schools rank of #159 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were approximately 54 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent data year. Those food, nutrition and related services students who get their degree from Case Western Reserve University make $19,304 more than the average nutrition student.

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#4

American University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
45 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in food, nutrition and related services needs to check out American University. The American University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #141 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means The American University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 45 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at The American University in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE
$25,500 Median Student Debt

UD is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Newark. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
226 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 226 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IA

Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were about 6 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year.

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#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MI

Central Michigan is a large public university located in the town of Mount Pleasant. This university ranks 12th out of 67 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 30 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Central Michigan in the most recent data year.

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#9

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MI

Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #157 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 9 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year.

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#10

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
155 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Montclair State is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Montclair. This university ranks 10th out of 49 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 155 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Montclair State in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the nutrition program earn about $30,600 in the first couple years of their career.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
77 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Ohio State is a very large public university located in the large city of Columbus. This university ranks 6th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 77 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the nutrition program earn an average of $32,200 for their early career.

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#12

Simmons University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
54 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Simmons is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #169 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Simmons is a great university overall.

There were approximately 54 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Simmons in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
29th Most Popular In CA

Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #112 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

There were approximately 11 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year.

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Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
57 Nutrition Degrees Awarded

Mizzou is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Columbia. This university ranks 4th out of 55 schools for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were approximately 57 food, nutrition and related services students who graduated with this degree at Mizzou in the most recent data year. Those food, nutrition and related services students who get their degree from University of Missouri - Columbia earn $4,504 more than the typical nutrition student.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Food, Nutrition & Related Services students that almost earned our Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
16 College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
17 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
18 Johnson & Wales University - North Miami North Miami, FL
19 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
20 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
21 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
22 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
23 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
24 East Carolina University Greenville, NC

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

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One of 7 majors within the Family, Consumer & Human Sciences area of study, Food, Nutrition & Related Services has other similar majors worth exploring.

Nutrition Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Food & Nutrition 2,986
Human Nutrition 1,079
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 724
Other Foods, Nutrition, & Related Services 100

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 41,651
Textile & Apparel Studies 3,436
General Family & Consumer Sciences 3,362
Family & Consumer Economics 1,530
Housing 911
Human Sciences Business Services 380
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 114

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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