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2022 Best Colleges for Food Science

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1,278

Graduates Per Year

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$54K

Average Salary

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#187

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,278

79% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

53

72% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

186

Family and Consumer Economics

1,301

187

Food Science

1,278

188

Game and Interactive Media Design

1,275

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$26,823

16% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

253

Fashion Merchandising

$26,840

254

Food Science

$26,823

Salary

Average Salary

$43,174

12% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

112

Soil Sciences

$43,421

113

Food Science

$43,174

114

Physics

$42,752

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

237

Secondary Education and Teaching

238

Food Science

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

12.9% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

109

Humanities

110

Food Science

111

Astrophysics

SUMMARY

Studying Food Science is a valuable choice and naturally a required first step for pupils coveting to enter a career as a food scientist, a food technologist, or a clinical dietitian. Interestingly, nationally, food science is an uncommon degree coming in at the 187th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 1,278 food science diplomas received. In-state tuition for food science at private schools is, on average, 2.4 times more expensive than their public peers.

With just 53 schools having programs for food science there might be a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other food science majors, consider institutions in California which have more students admitted to food science than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in food science is in the Far West region with California State University-Fresno, University of California-Davis, and Oregon State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in food science is the Big Ten Conference with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland-College Park, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln representing the conference. That being said, our belief is that the best college for food science is Cornell University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There might be many more angels to consider when selecting institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely change your inclinations of which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which food science university is home to the top campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and our selection of the school with the best student life for food science is Cornell University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top choices. Some of our conclusions might shock you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Cornell University. Cornell University is the most expensive college for food science, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive colleges that could put the cost at Cornell University into perspective. For more context, you could want to know that food science is the 254th most expensive degree in America, with an average cost of $26,800. On a broader scale, the most costly state for food science on our list is New York with costs at the primary institution, Cornell University, of $56,550. Even more broadly, the most costly region for food science is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with University of Maryland-College Park with a cost of $34,936, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Delaware Valley University with a cost of $38,070.

Our cheapest region for food science is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Idaho with a cost of $25,418, Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. On the bright side, the most affordable college for food science is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $11,200 for a degree in food science. That price increases by a lot to an average of $28,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the school with the best value for food science: Cornell University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list about the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. Do know, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for food science majors can cover a wide range, but two-years after leaving college graduates will typically earn around $53,900. There can be a lot of variation in pay; top positions can enjoy pay up to $98,600. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the food science space make $28,900, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for food science studied at Cornell University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of food science ranks on the higher end, ranking within the 72nd percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for food science is Cornell University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Food Science major only is within the 52nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 73rd percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 51% of scholars majoring in food science. Additionally, 70% of students seeking a food science degree are women.

The median rating for food science professors is 4 stars, a ranking that is surprisingly the median score across all majors; which is a fine. If you want to find the most popular food science professor nationally, look no further than Terri Verone at Long Beach City College. It might be shocking, but the best ranked food science instructors by student come from SUNY Oneonta. If we consider data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with the best professors for food science is Cornell University. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for food science is Cornell University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that considering the higher education world from context mainly formed from superlatives might create issues. We at Authority encourage you to read our more focused pages on different universities and peruse a couple of our background articles on beneficial things to consider as your university search continues.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#1 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

University of California-Davis

#2 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Cornell University

#3 Best Colleges for Food Science

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#4 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a very large public university located in Lincoln, NE ranked 3rd in Nebraska. It has a total of 22,433 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.23% acceptance rate. University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers 276 different majors and is best known for its Agronomy and Crop Science, Business Teacher Education, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,560 for in-state students and $24,000 for those from out-of-state, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is somewhat moderately pricey. 59.04% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Lincoln, NE

www.unl.edu/

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

28,686

Students

#339

Ranking

$24,000

Tuition

Clemson University

#5 Best Colleges for Food Science

Clemson University is a very large public university located in Clemson, SC ranked 149th in the US. It has a total of 21,504 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.26% of applicants. Clemson University offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Science Teacher Education, Food Science, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,118 for in-state students and $37,110 for those from out-of-state, Clemson University is rather high-priced. 75.17% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $52,400 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

#149

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition

Kansas State University

#6 Best Colleges for Food Science

Kansas State University is a very large public university located in Manhattan, KS ranked 7th in Kansas. It has a total of 19,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.37% of applicants. Kansas State University offers 283 different majors and is best known for its Secondary Education and Teaching, Horticultural Science, and Natural Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,375 for in-state students and $25,251 for those from out-of-state, Kansas State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.95% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make approximately $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Manhattan, KS

www.k-state.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

24,546

Students

#731

Ranking

$25,251

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#7 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Michigan State University

#8 Best Colleges for Food Science

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#9 Best Colleges for Food Science

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Oregon State University

#10 Best Colleges for Food Science

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

California State University-Fresno

#11 Best Colleges for Food Science

California State University-Fresno is a very large public institution located in Fresno, CA ranked 64th in California. It has a total of 23,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.94% of applicants. California State University-Fresno offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Agricultural Teacher Education, and Food Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fresno is reasonably priced. 58.58% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $44,700 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fresno, CA

www.fresnostate.edu/

C+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

26,765

Students

#656

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Food Science

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#13 Best Colleges for Food Science

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#14 Best Colleges for Food Science

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#15 Best Colleges for Food Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#16 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Food Science

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

University of Florida

#18 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#19 Best Colleges for Food Science

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a very large public university located in Knoxville, TN ranked 4th in Tennessee. It has a total of 24,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.85% of applicants. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 312 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Business Statistics, and Soil Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,332 for in-state students and $29,522 for those from out-of-state, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is somewhat moderately pricey. 62.8% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in around $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Knoxville, TN

www.utk.edu

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,477

Students

#368

Ranking

$29,522

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Food Science

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#21 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#22 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large public university located in Amherst, MA ranked 30th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 26,700 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.8% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 304 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and Exercise Physiology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,791 for students from Massachusetts and $35,112 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reasonably expensive. 35.25% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.umass.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

35,116

Students

#322

Ranking

$35,112

Tuition

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

#23 Best Colleges for Food Science

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a very large public college located in Pomona, CA ranked 42nd in California. It has a total of 26,549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.59% acceptance rate. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is moderately priced. 67.5% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Pomona, CA

www.cpp.edu

B+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

28,547

Students

#355

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Iowa State University

#24 Best Colleges for Food Science

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

University of Georgia

#25 Best Colleges for Food Science

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

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Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition