Tuscaloosa, AL (population: 93,932) has four nutrition schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mississippi State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nutrition program, has a total student population of 18,601. It is the 1124th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Nutrition students from Tuscaloosa schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today.
Tuscaloosa lies in Tuscaloosa county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Tuscaloosa area has 89,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,430 average annual salary.
Of the 4 nutrition schools with a 100-mile radius of Tuscaloosa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,536/yr) for nutrition students, with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest, reported at only $11,131/yr.