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2021 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools

211 Colleges
$33,082 Avg Salary
$28,428 Avg Student Debt

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Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services is the #20 most popular major in the country with 5,877 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many healthcare programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Healthcare Degree Search has created the Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 211 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for healthcare students.

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2021 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools in Nutrition

#1

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Loma Linda University the best school in the United States for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. Located in the large suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Nutrition majors at Loma Linda University take out an average of $85,919 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,001, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of Western States helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services schools in the United States. Located in the city of Portland, Western States Chiropractic College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, nutrition majors at Western States Chiropractic College accumulate an average of around $40,761 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $475.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is a great place for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Rochester.

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#4

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Out of the 191 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, SUNY Oneonta landed the # 4 spot on the list. SUNY Oneonta is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Oneonta.

While working on their degree, nutrition majors at SUNY Oneonta accumulate an average of around $23,288 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $258.

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#5

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

The excellent programs at Kansas State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, nutrition graduates from K - State take out $24,165 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $251.

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With a ranking of #6, Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well on this year’s best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

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#7

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of La Crosse, Viterbo is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services programs. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

On average, nutrition graduates from SLU take out $27,392 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $304.

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#9

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools ranking. KU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Lawrence.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center did quite well on this year’s best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. UT Southwestern is a small public school located in the large city of Dallas.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the large city of Omaha, UNMC is a public college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #12, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. UAMS is a small public school located in the medium-sized city of Little Rock.

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Oregon Health & Science University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the city of Portland, OHSU is a public college with a small student population.

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#14

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Allentown, Cedar Crest is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, nutrition graduates from Cedar Crest carry an average student debtload of $20,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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#15

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

With a ranking of #15, University of Delaware did quite well on this year’s best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, nutrition majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $25,105 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $261.

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#16

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services programs. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State ranked #17 on this year’s Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools list. Buffalo State is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

After completing their degree, nutrition graduates from Buffalo State carry an average student debtload of $25,250. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus ranked #19 on this year’s Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools list. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a very large student population.

Nutrition majors at Pitt take out an average of $33,000 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $368.

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Iowa State University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services programs. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, nutrition majors at Iowa State accumulate an average of around $20,525 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Illinois State University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools ranking. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

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#22

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

Immaculata University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dietetics and clinical nutrition services students. It came in at #22 on the list. Immaculata is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Immaculata.

The average amount in student loans that nutrition majors at Immaculata take out is $38,665. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $451.

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University of Connecticut landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services programs. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a very large student population.

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#24

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best dietetics and clinical nutrition services programs. Located in the small city of Rock Hill, Winthrop is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#25

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools list. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth.

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Rest of the Top Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools

#26

Marywood University

Scranton, PA
#27

D'Youville College

Buffalo, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
29 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
30 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
31 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
32 College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
33 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
34 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
35 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
36 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
37 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
38 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND

Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services by Region

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

One of 34 majors within the healthcare area of study, dietetics and clinical nutrition services has other similar majors worth exploring.

Nutrition Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Dietetics/Dietitian 3,774
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist 1,035
Other Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 482
Dietetic Technician 296
Dietitian Assistant 290

Majors Similar to Nutrition

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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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