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2021 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region

13 Colleges
4,334 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,782 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes 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, 4,334 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 13 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Great Lakes 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

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. BGSU is a large public school located in the town of Bowling Green. BGSU also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #3.

The average student at BGSU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,327. 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 BGSU is $101,706. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Green Bay.

It takes the average student at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,013. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is $84,608. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Akron Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Akron, University of Akron Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Akron Main Campus, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

At University of Akron Main Campus, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,666. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Akron Main Campus is $115,437. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Western Michigan University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a very large student population. WMU also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #9.

It takes the average student at WMU about 4.7 years to graduate, and it costs about $21,387 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WMU is about $100,305. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Grand Valley State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,233. 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 GVSU is $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Chicago as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UIC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Chicago. In addition to being on our best value list, UIC has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The average student at UIC graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $30,589 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UIC is $137,956. 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 University of Southern Indiana as the #7 school in this year's rankings. USI is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Evansville.

It takes the average student at USI about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,786. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USI be around $102,765. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Toledo. Located in the city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public school with a fairly large student population. University of Toledo not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Toledo is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,458. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Toledo is $121,178. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Wisconsin has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The average student at Wisconsin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,721. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin is $167,662. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. U of Michigan did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of Michigan is 4.2 years, and it costs about $42,233 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Michigan is about $175,689. 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 schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,101
Ohio 870
Illinois 909
Indiana 659
Wisconsin 795

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,533
International Studies 824
Interdisciplinary Studies 392
Nutrition Science 221
Mathematics & Computer Science 186

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 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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