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Nutrition Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 5 accredited nutrition schools where nutrition faculty who teach nutrition classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the nutrition academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Waldorf College

    106 S Sixth St, Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Iowa 950
National 77,400

Approximately 1% of the country's nutrition professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Iowa

880 950 860 980 950
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of nutrition professionals is growing in Iowa. In Iowa, 70 more nutrition professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 8% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of nutrition professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$32,340 $34,350 $36,695 $36,230 $35,975
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by nutrition professionals is increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $32,340 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $35,975 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Iowa

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid nutrition professionals earning 89% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Iowa


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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of nutrition professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited nutrition schools in Iowa state is also increasing. In 2006, 58 students graduated from nutrition courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 140 students graduated.

This represents a 141% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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