Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

130 Colleges
56,873 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,760 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary StudiesIn 2018-2019, 56,873 people earned their bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies ranking looked at 130 colleges that offer a bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those multi / interdisciplinary studies schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for the Money.

Top 15% Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools

Our rankings recognize California State University - Monterey Bay as the #1 school in this year's rankings. California State University - Monterey Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Seaside. California State University - Monterey Bay also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list, coming in at #5.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at California State University - Monterey Bay is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,223. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from California State University - Monterey Bay is $112,637. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of Saint Benedict. CSB is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Saint Joseph. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CSB, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSB is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,173. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CSB be around $132,231. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. BGSU is a large public school located in the town of Bowling Green.

The average student at BGSU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,327. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the BGSU is $101,706. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. UNC Greensboro is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greensboro.

It takes the average student at UNC Greensboro about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,093. This means that the average student pays around $98,756 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. U of F also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

It takes the average student at U of F about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,230 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of F is $120,542. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Texas Woman's University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. TWU is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton.

It takes the average student at TWU about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,089. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from TWU is $97,431. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNC Chapel Hill also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Chapel Hill is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,820. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill is about $109,694. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a fairly large student population. NC State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

At NC State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,493. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NC State is about $124,799. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Mary Washington. UMW is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Fredericksburg. UMW also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list, coming in at #9.

It takes the average student at UMW about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $34,879 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMW is $143,701. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, WWU is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at WWU to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,912. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WWU be around $130,104. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Salisbury to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,791. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury is about $120,057. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at Iowa State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,749. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State be around $118,231. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#13

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Fitchburg State is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Fitchburg.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Fitchburg State to complete their degree, and it costs about $23,143 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State be around $102,755. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #14 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UMN Twin Cities also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UMN Twin Cities to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,989. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities be around $143,094. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Slippery Rock, SRU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SRU to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,713 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU be around $93,149. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ASU - Tempe is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,198. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe is $138,451. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#17

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNF is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,266. This means that the average student pays around $105,395 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNF. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#18

Touro College

New York, NY

Touro College landed the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the large city of New York, Touro is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Touro graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $26,984 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,031 to get a bachelor’s degree from Touro. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Sacramento. Located in the large city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average student at California State University - Sacramento graduates in less than 5.1 years, and it costs about $26,553 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from California State University - Sacramento is about $135,951. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies award.

Rank College Location
20 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
21 George Fox University Newberg, OR
22 Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee, TN
23 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
24 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
25 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
26 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay, WI

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26,669
International Studies 6,494
Interdisciplinary Studies 5,508
Nutrition Science 3,334
Behavioral Science 2,433

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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