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Nutrition Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are 3 accredited schools where nutrition classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in nutrition in the state of Kentucky, which encompasses nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Kentucky 1,350
National 77,400

Of all of the nutrition professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Kentucky

1,090 1,140 1,040 930 1,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Nutrition is a growing field in Kentucky. There were 260 more nutrition professionals working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 24% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for nutrition professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$35,140 $36,350 $36,740 $37,145 $37,915
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Kentucky, as the number of nutrition professionals is growing, the salaries earned by nutrition professionals are increasing. In 2006 nutrition professionals made a mean salary of $35,140 per year, and in 2010 they made $37,915 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Kentucky

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This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 82% 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 Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Kentucky


Nutrition professionals in Kentucky earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited nutrition schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006 there were 92 nutrition graduates from nutrition courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 126 graduates.

Thus there was a 37% percent increase in the number of nutrition school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. 50% of these graduates received a master's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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