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Most Popular Schools for Food Science Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 University of Florida 231 2% $19,103
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 128 1% $29,086
3 University of California-Davis 70 1% $33,066
4 Clemson University 69 1% $28,502
5 University of Maryland-College Park 69 1% $23,734
6 Michigan State University 65 1% $24,648
7 Kansas State University 64 1% $21,331
8 Purdue University-Main Campus 54 1% $23,242
9 Cornell University 53 1% $61,618
10 University of Maine 50 2% $23,712
11 North Carolina State University at Raleigh 50 1% $22,184
12 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 49 0% $33,592
13 Ohio State University-Main Campus 49 0% $25,479
14 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 48 1% $29,468
15 Oregon State University 44 1% $23,559
16 Iowa State University 44 1% $18,920
17 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 41 0% $25,281
18 University of Wisconsin-Madison 40 0% $23,931
19 Mississippi State University 40 1% $21,670
20 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 36 1% $26,165
21 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 34 1% $27,450
22 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 32 1% $24,285
23 University of Georgia 31 0% $22,064
24 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 30 0% $26,282
25 University of Missouri-Columbia 29 0% $22,943
26 Brigham Young University-Provo 26 0% $17,496
27 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 24 1% $22,246
28 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 18 0% $22,571
29 Grayson College 16 2% $10,660
30 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 15 0% $23,227
31 Finger Lakes Community College 14 1% $5,156
32 Texas A & M University-College Station 13 0% $21,051
33 University of Kentucky 11 0% $23,732
34 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 11 0% $21,842
35 Alabama A & M University 10 1% $21,849
36 Drexel University 10 0% $57,870
37 University of Arkansas 10 0% $22,212
38 Washington State University 10 0% $27,697
39 Texas Tech University 9 0% $21,601
40 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 9 0% $19,460
41 Delaware Valley College 8 2% $47,467
42 University of Idaho 8 0% $19,598
43 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 8 1% $17,678
44 University of Delaware 8 0% $25,612
45 California State University-Fresno 6 0% $20,682
46 Chemeketa Community College 5 0% $5,670
47 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 5 1% $21,454
48 Framingham State University 3 0% $22,804
49 Simmons College 1 0% $52,610
50 Normandale Community College 1 0% $7,152
51 Dominican University 1 0% $39,918

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Food Science program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.