Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2021 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region

22 Colleges
6,792 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,166 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic 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, 6,792 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 22 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those multi / interdisciplinary studies schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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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 Middle Atlantic Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for multi / interdisciplinary studies majors.

Top 10 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools

#1

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Salisbury is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,791. This means that the average student pays around $120,057 to get a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. SRU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Slippery Rock.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SRU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,713. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU be around $93,149. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Touro College

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize Touro College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Touro is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Touro not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average student at Touro graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,984. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Touro is about $116,031. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at Rutgers New Brunswick about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,258. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick be around $142,344. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Hunter is a fairly large public school located in the large city of New York.

The average student at Hunter graduates in less than 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,445 per year to attend the school. 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 Hunter is $99,290. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Columbia University in the City of New York as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Columbia has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Columbia is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,790. 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 Columbia is $151,575. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie. Marist did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

At Marist, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $44,390. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Marist is $181,555. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#8

Nyack College

Nyack, NY

Nyack College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Nyack, Nyack is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

At Nyack, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,488. This means that the average student pays around $119,023 to get a bachelor’s degree from Nyack. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Cornell graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,390 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell be around $148,471. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Indiana, IUP is a public college with a large student population.

At IUP, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,940. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from IUP is about $117,189. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,799
New York 2,854
New Jersey 1,109
Maryland 452
Delaware 293
District of Columbia 285

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,992
Biological & Physical Science 809
Interdisciplinary Studies 641
International Studies 473
Human Biology 463

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 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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