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Doctor’s Degrees in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services

30 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in nutrition. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 20% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 10.0% of nutrition graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nutrition Majors

In 2018-2019, 30 doctor's degrees were awarded to nutrition majors. This earns it the #24 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in nutrition. About 83.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5
Women 25
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Nutrition

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 20
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nutrition Doctor's Degree Students

There are 6 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in nutrition. Learn more about the most popular 6 below:

16 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nutrition students seekinga doctor's degree is Maryland University of Integrative Health. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in nutrition from MUIH. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#2

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nutrition. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The nutrition program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Florida International 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, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at FIU. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#4

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loma Linda University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nutrition. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to nutrition majors at Loma Linda University. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Nutrition Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Dietetics & Nutrition Services 16
Clinical Nutrition 10
Dietetics 4

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medicine 19,720
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 15,507
Rehabilitation Professions 13,537
Nursing 8,781
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700

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.

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