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Schools Offering Nutrition Programs in Georgia

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in nutrition. In other words, every year an estimated 148 nutritionists graduate from Georgia's 6 nutrition schools.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which is located in Athens, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a nutrition program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 73 students graduated from University of Georgia's nutrition program. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Life University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a nutrition program. It is located in Marietta. In 2010, Life University graduated 11 students from its nutrition program. Life University charged in-state students $8,580 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a nutrition program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 19 students from its nutrition programs. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.


Tuition at Georgia's nutrition schools ranges from $8,736 per year to $5,340 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,153 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia nutrition schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Georgia - located in Athens, students are charged $8,736 per year
  2. Georgia State University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $8,698 per year
  3. Life University - located in Marietta, students are charged $8,580 per year

The nutrition schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, students are charged $5,340 per year
  2. Fort Valley State University - located in Fort Valley, students are charged $5,562 per year
  3. Life University - located in Marietta, students are charged $8,580 per year

A nutrition degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Most people who graduate from nutrition school in Georgia go on to work as a nutritionist. 1,500 nutritionists were working in Georgia in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia nutritionists:

  1. Barrow County - 810 nutritionists
  2. Baldwin County - 160 nutritionists
  3. Burke County - 130 nutritionists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nutritionists in Georgia will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,080 nutritionists working in Georgia.


On average, a nutritionist earns a salary of $46,570 per year in Georgia state. But, salaries for nutritionists can vary. In 2010, nutritionists made as little as less than $19,100 per year or as much as more than $82,280 per year in Georgia. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for nutritionists:

  1. Bibb County - $59,150 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $55,500 per year
  3. Appling County - $52,390 per year

On average, nutritionists earns the least in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Houston County - $40,700 per year
  2. Barrow County - $42,350 per year
  3. Bryan County - $45,750 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nutrition in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse practitioning or healthcare, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Nutrition in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Nutrition in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,500 $46,570 -4.5%
Dietetic Technicians 350 $24,490 -28.6%

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