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Bachelor’s Degrees in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services

2,881 Yearly Graduations
$28,900 Median Salary
$24,250 Median Debt
There are 128 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in nutrition. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 25% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.5% of nutrition graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nutrition Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,881 bachelor's degrees were awarded to nutrition majors. This makes it the 12th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in nutrition is $28,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $27,075 to a high of $31,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in nutrition is $24,250. 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, $26,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,771.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $252.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in nutrition. About 87.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 371
Women 2,510
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Nutrition

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 115
Black or African American 151
Hispanic or Latino 376
White 2,019
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 149
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nutrition Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 128 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
176 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. About 78% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
121 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 17,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The nutrition program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania awarded 121 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

90 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at FIU. Of these students, 78% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Lehman College

Bronx, New York
83 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lehman College. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Lehman. Of these students, 86% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
72 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. About 89% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

70 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Miami University - Oxford. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Miami University - Oxford. About 93% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
64 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Florida is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,996 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,978 per year.

The nutrition program at University of North Florida awarded 64 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware
62 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Delaware. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,164 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at UD. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#9

Queens College

Queens, New York
61 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Queens College. Roughly 19,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at QC. About 82% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
58 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Illinois University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,466 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,922 per year.

The nutrition program at Northern Illinois University awarded 58 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
58 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mississippi comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Ole Miss. About 95% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
57 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Iowa State. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#12

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
57 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kansas State University. Roughly 21,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from K -State. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#14

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
52 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Appalachian State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,242 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,839 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Appalachian State. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#15

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
50 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Northern Colorado is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,596 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,867 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from University of Northern Colorado. Of these students, 88% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
48 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Roughly 42,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in nutrition from Florida State. About 69% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
45 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at Illinois State. Of these students, 80% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
43 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Rhode Island comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

The nutrition program at University of Rhode Island awarded 43 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

43 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at UC. Of these students, 88% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
43 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Central Michigan University. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

The nutrition program at Central Michigan University awarded 43 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Nutrition Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Dietetics 2,382
Clinical Nutrition 194
Other Dietetics & Nutrition Services 156
Dietitian Assistant 149

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 154,540
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,317
Public Health 16,962
Health Sciences & Services 16,503
Communication Sciences 11,326

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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