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Nutrition Schools In Tennessee

There are 12 accredited nutrition schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach nutrition classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the nutrition academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton

    426 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Hiwassee College

    225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Tennessee 1,980
National 77,400

Of all of the nutrition professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Tennessee

1,670 1,800 1,730 1,620 1,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, nutrition is a growing field. There were 310 more nutrition professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has grown by 19% in four years. This growth 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 Tennessee

$33,285 $34,590 $36,920 $36,040 $36,805
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nutrition professionals is growing, the salaries paid to nutrition professionals are increasing in Tennessee. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $33,285 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $36,805 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, nutrition professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid nutrition professionals earn 130% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Tennessee


In Tennessee, nutrition professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of nutrition professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited nutrition schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 118 nutrition graduates from nutrition courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 188 graduates.

This represents a 59% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. 47% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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