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September 30, 2010

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Nutrition

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Auburn U.
Nutrition & Food Science
29 41 38 44 2 10 6 9 39 44
Case Western Reserve U.
Nutrition
14 28 18 34 25 42 28 41 18 31
Columbia U.
Nutrition
2 16 1 13 33 42 9 21 8 17
Cornell U.
Nutrition
13 29 12 28 13 34 10 25 5 12
Emory U.
Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS)
8 24 4 21 13 37 15 34 11 25
Florida Inter-
national U.

Dietetics and Nutrition
21 39 17 37 31 43 3 4 34 42
Howard U.
Nutritional Science
11 30 19 40 30 42 1 2 41 44
Iowa State U.
Nutrition
16 33 21 36 2 18 22 39 18 32
Johns Hopkins U.
Human Nutrition
19 34 16 30 34 44 8 17 14 31
Kansas State U.
Nutrition
8 23 23 39 1 1 13 33 24 37
Michigan State U.
Human Nutrition
30 42 30 41 23 42 19 39 20 35
Mississippi State U.
Nutrition (degree: Ph.D. in Food Sci., Nutrition)
43 44 43 44 8 27 40 44 31 44
North Carolina State U.
Nutrition
29 42 14 32 32 44 40 44 16 33
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Nutrition Program, The Ohio State University
4 19 4 19 2 21 26 38 8 20
Oregon State U.
Nutrition and Food Management
31 41 38 43 31 42 12 35 16 32
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Nutritional Sciences
1 10 2 12 18 33 24 38 1 6
Purdue U. Main Campus
Foods and Nutrition
9 24 15 32 10 28 14 34 10 20
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Nutritional Sciences
9 26 5 23 3 23 11 26 15 26
Texas A&M U.
Nutrition
7 25 5 23 4 22 32 40 11 22
Tufts U.
Nutrition
1 9 1 8 12 30 17 34 1 5
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Nutrition Sciences
10 29 4 24 5 28 11 27 23 35
U. of Arizona
Nutritional Science
16 34 11 29 21 34 13 33 12 26
U. of California at Berkeley
Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition
1 10 1 9 11 29 24 38 3 11
U. of California at Davis
Nutritional Biology (Nutrition)
3 16 4 21 8 25 13 31 1 5
U. of Connec-
ticut

Nutritional Science Ph.D.
12 30 10 31 5 28 12 27 11 27
U. of Florida
Food Science & Human Nutrition: Nutritional Sci
10 26 7 21 9 37 15 37 6 14
U. of Georgia
Foods & Nutrition
21 36 30 41 3 29 1 2 31 43
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Human Nutrition
18 36 17 35 10 31 6 10 29 39
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Nutritional Science
3 15 3 17 3 20 14 31 5 12
U. of Kentucky
Nutritional Sciences
4 19 8 27 4 28 31 42 9 20
U. of Maryland at College Park
Nutrition
34 43 36 43 30 42 4 7 35 43
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Nutrition
5 20 3 17 6 32 12 31 6 14
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Nutrition
41 44 39 43 7 30 22 39 31 38
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nutrition
1 7 1 14 4 24 10 23 1 8
U. of North Carolina at Greensboro
Nutrition
28 42 22 39 5 27 8 14 33 40
U. of Rhode Island
Nutrition & Food Sciences
20 36 15 33 4 17 36 44 19 37
U. of Southern Mississippi
Nutrition & Food Systems
27 43 15 37 5 37 3 6 35 43
U. of Tennessee
Nutrition
18 32 31 40 2 26 14 35 20 35
U. of Texas at Austin
Nutritional Sciences
29 42 22 37 38 44 20 39 13 29
U. of Washing-
ton

Nutritional Sciences
4 21 4 21 15 42 11 28 12 28
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Nutritional Sciences
1 7 1 8 4 25 33 42 1 7
Utah State U.
Nutrition and Food Sciences (AG)
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Virginia Tech
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
30 42 29 40 23 41 41 44 17 32
Washing-
ton State U.

Graduate Program in Nutrition
23 42 19 39 33 44 9 26 25 38
Wayne State U.
Nutrition and Food Science
28 41 24 38 4 32 4 7 31 41
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.