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Nutrition in Michigan

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Schools Offering Nutrition Programs in Michigan

Around 0.2% of Michigan's graduates graduate from nutrition degree programs every year. That means an estimated 465 nutritionists graduate from Michigan's 11 nutrition schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan that has a nutrition program is Michigan State University. Michigan State University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in East Lansing. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated 204 students from its nutrition program. Michigan State University charged in-state students $11,152 in tuition fees per year.

Central Michigan University, which is located in Mount Pleasant, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a nutrition program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 63 students graduated from Central Michigan University nutrition program. Students at Central Michigan University paid $9,688 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Michigan that has a nutrition program is Andrews University. Andrews University, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Berrien Springs. 12 students graduated with degree in nutrition from Andrews University in 2010. Students at Andrews University paid $22,242 per year in tuition fees.


Nutrition schools in Michigan, charge students an average tuition of $9,800 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $22,242 per year, or as little as $2,164 per year. In 2010, the following Michigan nutrition schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Andrews University - located in Berrien Springs, students are charged $22,242 per year
  2. Madonna University - located in Livonia, students are charged $13,840 per year
  3. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $11,837 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Michigan nutrition schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Wayne County Community College District - located in Detroit, students are charged $2,164 per year
  2. Mott Community College - located in Flint, students are charged $2,602 per year
  3. Northern Michigan University - located in Marquette, students are charged $7,864 per year

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

The highest percentage of nutrition graduates in Michigan pursue careers as a nutritionist. In 2010, there were 1,740 nutritionists working in Michigan. The largest populations of Michigan nutritionists are working in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 420 nutritionists
  2. Wayne County - 370 nutritionists
  3. Barry County - 140 nutritionists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,390 nutritionists will be working in Michigan state. This would require the number of nutritionists to grow by 5%.


A nutritionist in Michigan earns $52,620 per year on average. However, Michigan nutritionists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,910 per year to more than $74,360 per year in 2010. On average a nutritionist earns the most in the following Michigan counties:

  1. Barry County - $56,790 per year
  2. Clinton County - $56,550 per year
  3. Wayne County - $54,960 per year

The Michigan counties with the lowest average salary for nutritionists are:

  1. Berrien County - $46,870 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $48,130 per year
  3. Washtenaw County - $48,350 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in nutrition and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse practitioning or healthcare.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nutrition in Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Nutrition in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Nutrition in Michigan

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,740 $52,620 23.4%
Dietetic Technicians 1,400 $28,580 45.8%

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