Best Colleges with Food Science Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Food Science, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Food Science is a somewhat popular major and offered at a decent amount schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Food Science degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Food Science degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Food Science.

The Best Food Science Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 4 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 225 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 200 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 84 Reviews
2 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 4 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 67 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 3 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 157 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 119 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
4 University of California-Davis Davis, CA

University of California-Davis offers 3 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 77 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 92 Reviews
5 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 3 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 59 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 132 Reviews
6 Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 3 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 58 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 164 Reviews
7 Clemson University Clemson, SC

Clemson University offers 2 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
8 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 4 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 51 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 96 Reviews
9 University of Georgia Athens, GA

University of Georgia offers 3 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
10 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD

University of Maryland-College Park offers 4 Food Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 81 students graduated in the study area of Food Science with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews

List of Food Science Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Florida University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
20 : 1 50,645
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus, OH
3/5
15 : 1 58,663
Clemson University Clemson University Clemson, SC
3/5
20 : 1 22,698
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
University Logo University of Georgia Athens, GA
3/5
18 : 1 36,130
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
3/5
14 : 1 50,678
Purdue University-Main Campus Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
3/5
20 : 1 40,472
Michigan State University Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3/5
18 : 1 50,538
North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC
3/5
19 : 1 34,015
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN
3/5
18 : 1 27,845
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
3/5
13 : 1 49,428
Iowa State University Iowa State University Ames, IA
2/5
22 : 1 35,714
University of Maine University of Maine Orono, ME
3/5
20 : 1 10,922
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944
Brigham Young University-Provo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
24 : 1 33,469
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 7,792
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
Oregon State University Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
3/5
21 : 1 29,576
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE
3/5
20 : 1 25,260

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Getting a Food Science Degree Online

Schools offering online Food Science degrees

Online Food Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 28 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Food Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0 0 0 28 0
Iowa State University 3 0 0 0 0
University of Maine 3 0 0 0 0
Kansas State University 2 0 0 0 0
How many schools offer online Food Science degrees?
  • 3 Certificates
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Food Science?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 8 Colleges 9 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 47 Colleges 1,430 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 8 Colleges 11 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 31 Colleges 161 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 36 Colleges 434 Graduates

Food Science Degree Overview

On the start of the search for Food Science degrees, know that there are many selections for a traditional degree as well as higher education possibilities. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Food Science can figure a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Food Science degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Food Science degree that people acquire is a master's degree which suggests a focus on higher learning. This highlights that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Food Science that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Food Science degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,426 Public In-State
$7,954 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,888 Public In-State
$33,586 Private In-State
$24,360 Public Out-of-State
$33,586 Private Out-of-State
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