North Carolina contains seven schools that offer nutrition programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking nutrition school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 nutrition schools in North Carolina, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meredith College comes out as the most expensive ($21,466/yr), with North Carolina Central University as the lowest recorded at only $5,700/yr.
Nutrition students from North Carolina 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. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 1,760 employed health educators earning an average yearly salary of $47,680. Dietitians and nutritionists in this state earn $49,100/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the nutrition schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nutrition, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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