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Graduate Certificate in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services

825 Yearly Graduations
$44,400 Median Salary
$37,101 Median Debt
There are 61 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in nutrition. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 21% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.2% of nutrition graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nutrition Majors

In 2018-2019, 825 earned their graduate certificate in nutrition. This earns it the #25 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nutrition at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,881
Master’s Degree 1,446
Graduate Certificate 825
Associate’s Degree 395
Basic Certificate 239
Undergraduate Certificate 61
Doctor’s Degree 30

Earnings of Nutrition Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in nutrition is $44,400. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $36,900 and the high is $52,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in nutrition is $37,101. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $45,031 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $27,126.

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The median monthly payment of a nutrition graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $432.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in nutrition. About 92.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 66
Women 759
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Nutrition

The racial-ethnic distribution of nutrition graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 89
White 558
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 84
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nutrition Graduate Certificate Students

There are 61 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in nutrition. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
151 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nutrition students seekinga graduate certificate is Iowa State University. Each year, around 36,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

The nutrition program at Iowa State University awarded 151 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
59 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at USU. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#3

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina
41 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Meredith College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nutrition. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,479 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at Meredith. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#4

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
30 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Marshall University. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,190 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from Marshall University. About 87% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania
30 Yearly Graduations
90% Women

Cedar Crest College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,774 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,287 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at Cedar Crest.

#4

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama
30 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakwood University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nutrition. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,974 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at Oakwood. About 93% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Simmons University. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,654 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at Simmons. Of these students, 92% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
24 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nutrition. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from KU. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#9

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, New Jersey
22 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Saint Elizabeth is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nutrition. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,018 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at CSE. About 91% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Winthrop University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nutrition. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,306 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,318 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from Winthrop. Of these students, 95% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from LIU Post. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#11

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from University at Buffalo. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,680 per year.

The nutrition program at University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences awarded 18 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
18 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Loyola University Chicago. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

The nutrition program at Loyola University Chicago awarded 18 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#13

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western Kentucky University. Each year, around 20,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from WKU. About 83% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
17 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Each year, around 49,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 88% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificate were handed out to nutrition majors at GaSou. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Saint Joseph comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,482 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,202 per year.

The nutrition program at University of Saint Joseph awarded 16 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for nutrition majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,737 per year.

The nutrition program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded 15 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Health & Science University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in nutrition. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,412 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their graduate certificate in nutrition from OHSU. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nutrition that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 3,386
Public Health 1,648
Mental & Social Health Services 988
Health/Medical Admin Services 906
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 856

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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