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Associate’s Degrees in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services

395 Yearly Graduations
$11,766 Median Debt
86% Women
There are 61 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in nutrition. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 54% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of nutrition graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nutrition Majors

In 2018-2019, 395 earned their associate's degree in nutrition. This makes it the 16th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nutrition at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,881
Master’s Degree 1,446
Graduate Certificate 825
Associate’s Degree 395
Basic Certificate 239
Undergraduate Certificate 61
Doctor’s Degree 30

Earnings of Nutrition Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nutrition majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in nutrition is $11,766. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $13,273 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,258.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $122.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in nutrition. About 85.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 57
Women 338
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Nutrition

The racial-ethnic distribution of nutrition associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 76
Hispanic or Latino 99
White 163
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 25
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nutrition Associate's Degree Students

There are 61 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in nutrition. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
123 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nutrition students seekingan associate's degree is Bronx Community College. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The nutrition program at Bronx Community College awarded 123 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Suffolk County Community College. Roughly 25,200 attend the school each year. The nutrition program at Suffolk County Community College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#3

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange Coast College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. The nutrition program at Orange Coast College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#3

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Maine Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nutrition. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from SMCC. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nutrition. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. The nutrition program at Sinclair Community College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nutrition. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 associate's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at Cincinnati State. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#5

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LaGuardia Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in nutrition. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 associate's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at LaGuardia. Of these students, 100% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in nutrition. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from SRJC. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#8

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Normandale Community College. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nutrition program at Normandale Community College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is SUNY Schenectady County Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from SUNY Schenectady. About 100% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tarrant County College District. Roughly 50,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from Tarrant County College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#12

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in nutrition. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from CCAC. Of these students, 89% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Long Beach City College. The nutrition program at Long Beach City College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 89% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Shore Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in nutrition. The nutrition program at North Shore Community College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middlesex County College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nutrition. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at Middlesex County College. Of these students, 62% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Stark State College. The nutrition program at Stark State College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in nutrition from HCC. About 71% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paradise Valley Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nutrition. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nutrition program at Paradise Valley Community College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Truckee Meadows Community College. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 associate's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at Truckee Meadows Community College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#20

Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City. The nutrition program at Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Nutrition Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Dietetic Technician 169
Dietetics 168
Dietitian Assistant 41
Other Dietetics & Nutrition Services 17

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nutrition that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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