Best Online Colleges 2022 Salary ScoreIndiana University of Pennsylvania’s online master’s degree in food and nutrition is ranked fifth in the nation by OnlineU for the high level of salaries earned by its graduates.

The rankings are part of OnlineU’s 2022 Best Online College rankings. This is the second year IUP’s program has been selected for the recognition (IUP was ranked sixth in 2021).

IUP is the only Pennsylvania university in the top 10 of highest earned salaries in the rankings.

The rankings are based on median post-graduate salary data. Editors researched data from independent federal databases to create the rankings.

Only accredited programs were considered for the rankings. IUP’s program holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

IUP's program, which focuses on human and applied nutrition, can be completed in 16 months and offers two tracks: administration and education, and a thesis and a non-thesis option. IUP's bachelor of science degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. Students can also complete a minor in the program. IUP offers degrees in the major at the master’s and doctoral levels.

IUP is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report. It has been included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for almost two decades and has been included in Washington Monthly magazine’s national rankings of schools based on their contributions to society. Individual programs and departments continue to gain accolades in national surveys, including the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management program, recently ranked ninth in the nation by in 2021.

IUP also has been selected for additional national rankings that recognize value in online programs.

U.S. News & World Report recognized three IUP programs—the master’s program in criminal justice, the master’s program in mathematics education, and the master’s program in nursing—for its “Best Online Programs” for 2021., a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources, named IUP to its “10 Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges” ranking for 2020.

IUP offers more than 160 academic degree programs, including 14 doctoral programs. In addition, students can complete more than 65 minors and scores of specialized tracks and certificate programs, including athletic coaching, gerontology, photography and digital imaging, popular music, and public history.