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Food, Nutrition & Related Services at American University

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Food, Nutrition & Related Services at American University

Every food, nutrition and related services school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the nutrition program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Food, Nutrition & Related Services section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

The American University does offer online education options in nutrition for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Nutrition Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nutrition majors at American University.

95% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 55 nutrition students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from The American University, about 5% were men and 95% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in nutrition.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 19
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 32

Careers That Nutrition Grads May Go Into

A degree in nutrition can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Food Preparation and Serving Worker Supervisors 3,590 $47,020
Food Service Managers 1,600 $70,980
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 1,600 $37,270
Dietitians and Nutritionists 400 $65,490
Dietetic Technicians 100 $30,650


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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