Nutrition Schools

There are 404 accredited nutrition schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of nutrition classes at one of these schools, you play a notable role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in nutrition, which encompasses nutrition training at the following levels:

  • Nutrition Certificate
  • Associates degree in Nutrition
  • Bachelors degree in Nutrition
  • Masters degree in Nutrition
  • PhD degree in Nutrition


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Nutrition professionals

75,680 77,340 78,250 77,730 77,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 77,400 nutrition professionals were working in the US. This number has grown by 2% over the course of the past 4 years.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals

10th percentile
$25,615
25th percentile
$31,885
50th percentile
$40,155
75th percentile
$50,045
90th percentile
$59,240

The median yearly salary earned by nutrition professionals, in 2010, was $40,155. The median yearly salary for nutrition professionals in the US was 39% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Nutrition

$35,510 $36,880 $38,335 $39,570 $40,155
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 13% growth in nutrition professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Nutrition Student enrollment growth by degree

652 517 540 532 576
4,681 5,648 6,334 6,999 7,572
165 178 184 195 198
1,096 1,323 1,435 1,643 1,756
2,140 2,094 2,254 2,224 2,007
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Nutrition
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Nutrition
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Nutrition
  • Grey: Certificate in Nutrition

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for nutrition professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 8,734 students graduated from nutrition degree programs in the US. In 2010, 12,109 students graduated from nutrition schools.

This represents a 39% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from nutrition courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Nutrition Programs offered Nationwide

associate
83
bachelor
253
master
146
doctor
49
Certificate
129
Total660

The number of schools offering nutrition programs has decreased. There were 268 nutrition schools across the country in 2006. And there were 404 schools in 2010.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California40 Schools
  2. New York31 Schools
  3. Pennsylvania21 Schools
  4. Illinois20 Schools
  5. North Carolina20 Schools
  6. Texas19 Schools
  7. Ohio17 Schools
  8. Florida14 Schools
  9. Alabama13 Schools
  10. Tennessee12 Schools
  11. Arizona11 Schools
  12. Michigan11 Schools
  13. Missouri11 Schools
  14. Wisconsin10 Schools
  15. Connecticut10 Schools
  16. Kansas9 Schools
  17. Massachusetts9 Schools
  18. Minnesota8 Schools
  19. Louisiana7 Schools
  20. Oklahoma7 Schools
  21. Arkansas7 Schools
  22. New Jersey6 Schools
  23. Virginia6 Schools
  24. Maryland6 Schools
  25. Georgia6 Schools
  26. Washington State5 Schools
  27. Indiana5 Schools
  28. Iowa5 Schools
  29. Mississippi5 Schools
  30. Utah5 Schools
  31. New Mexico4 Schools
  32. Oregon4 Schools
  33. Colorado4 Schools
  34. North Dakota3 Schools
  35. Kentucky3 Schools
  36. Rhode Island3 Schools
  37. South Carolina3 Schools
  38. Washington DC3 Schools
  39. Nebraska3 Schools
  40. Nevada3 Schools
  41. Idaho3 Schools
  42. West Virginia2 Schools
  43. Delaware2 Schools
  44. New Hampshire2 Schools
  45. Wyoming1 Schools
  46. Alaska1 Schools
  47. Maine1 Schools
  48. South Dakota1 Schools
  49. Hawaii1 Schools
  50. Vermont1 Schools

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