We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a nutrition degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,038 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

$ 19,469 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

3% below average compared to other degrees

$ 36,697 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

13% above average compared to other degrees

What do nutrition graduates earn?

Nutrition students make an average of $45,818 per year after graduation. This is 31% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 45,818 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 5% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular nutrition schools in the US

There are 34 schools in the US that offer a nutrition degree. The nutrition schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Florida State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in nutrition per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Florida State University$5,656
Stony Brook University$9,257
University of Miami$48,484
University at Buffalo$9,828
Loyola University Chicago$43,078
Texas Christian University$44,760
George Mason University$11,924
Grand Valley State University$11,994

Top US schools for a nutrition degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering nutrition degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Miami36%$48,484
Texas Christian University41%$44,760
Stony Brook University42%$9,257
University of Washington-Seattle Campus46%$10,974
Florida State University49%$5,656
SUNY College at Plattsburgh53%$8,148
University at Buffalo57%$9,828
Rutgers University-New Brunswick58%$14,638
SUNY Oneonta60%$8,166
Saint Louis University64%$42,166

Cheapest US schools for a nutrition degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a nutrition degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Central Arizona College$2,580
Florida State University$5,656
Logan University$6,860
SUNY College at Plattsburgh$8,148
SUNY Oneonta$8,166
University of Alabama at Birmingham$8,328
University of North Dakota$8,447
East Tennessee State University$8,679
Stony Brook University$9,257
University of Memphis$9,317

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