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2021 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region

26 Colleges
9,834 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,922 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, multi / interdisciplinary studies was ranked #12 in the country. In fact 56,873 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 9,834 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 26 colleges that offer a bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on multi / interdisciplinary studies schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the multi / interdisciplinary studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools

California State University - Monterey Bay comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Seaside, California State University - Monterey Bay is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, California State University - Monterey Bay has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

At California State University - Monterey Bay, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,223. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the California State University - Monterey Bay is $112,637. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Washington University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. WWU is a large public school located in the city of Bellingham. In addition to being on our best value list, WWU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

It takes the average student at WWU about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,912. 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 WWU is $130,104. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Sacramento. California State University - Sacramento is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

It takes about 5.1 years for the average student at California State University - Sacramento to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,553. 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. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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George Fox University

Newberg, OR

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Fox University. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GFU is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,814. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from GFU is about $145,871. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of California - Merced comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Merced, University of California - Merced is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. University of California - Merced also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #8.

At University of California - Merced, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,643. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Merced is about $155,547. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of California - Irvine landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. UC Irvine is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Irvine. UC Irvine also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region rankings.

It takes the average student at UC Irvine about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,180. This means that the average student pays around $160,738 to get a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of California - San Diego landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCSD, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The average student at UCSD graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $37,241 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UCSD is $161,254. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Davis as the #8 school in this year's rankings. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis. In addition to being on our best value list, UC Davis has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The average student at UC Davis graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,717. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UC Davis is $171,975. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of California - Los Angeles earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCLA, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

It takes the average student at UCLA about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $39,402 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCLA be around $164,306. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of California - Berkeley comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UC Berkeley is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $42,692. This means that the average student pays around $179,733 to get a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best multi / interdisciplinary studies colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 7,218
Washington 1,176
Hawaii 204
Oregon 935
Alaska 127
Nevada 170

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,829
International Studies 1,705
Cognitive Science 1,353
Nutrition Science 1,130
Human Biology 706

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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).

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