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Nutrition Schools In Delaware

Delaware has 2 accredited nutrition schools where nutrition faculty who teach nutrition classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of nutrition and nutrition training in Delaware, which includes nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Delaware State University

    1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Delaware

    Newark, Delaware 19716

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Delaware Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Delaware 260
National 77,400

Approximately 0% of the country's nutrition professionals work in Delaware state.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Delaware

330 550 510 410 260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of nutrition professionals is shrinking in Delaware. In 2010 there were 70 less nutrition professionals working in Delaware than there were in 2006. This represents a 21% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for nutrition professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of nutrition professionals working around the nation.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Delaware

$35,120 $36,890 $38,980 $41,165 $42,405
$46,948 $48,366 $50,236 $51,531 $51,081
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nutrition professionals is declining, the salaries paid to nutrition professionals are increasing in Delaware. In 2006 nutrition professionals made a mean salary of $35,120 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,405 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Delaware

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This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 89% pay differential between the highest paid nutrition professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nutrition in Delaware.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Delaware


In Delaware, nutrition professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Nutrition programs available for each degree type for all schools in Delaware


As the number of nutrition professionals is decreasing in Delaware state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited nutrition schools in Delaware state is increasing. In 2006 there were 50 nutrition graduates from nutrition courses in Delaware and in 2010 there were 82 graduates.

This represents a 64% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in Delaware state. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Delaware

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