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

13 Colleges
14,330 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,905 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest RegionMulti / Interdisciplinary Studies is the #12 most popular major in the country with 56,873 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 14,330 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 13 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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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 Southwest 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

Texas Woman's University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. TWU is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton. TWU also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region rankings.

It takes the average student at TWU about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $21,089 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from TWU is about $97,431. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ASU - Tempe, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at ASU - Tempe to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,198. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ASU - Tempe is $138,451. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Oklahoma is a very large public school located in the suburb of Norman. University of Oklahoma did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at University of Oklahoma to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,331. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Oklahoma is $134,973. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Austin not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The average student at UT Austin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,312. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin is $156,142. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Texas. UNT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denton. UNT also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNT is 4.5 years, and it costs about $24,179 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNT be around $109,773. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the city of College Station. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas A&M, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Texas A&M to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,607. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas A&M is $168,327. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Texas State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The average student at Texas State graduates in less than 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,274. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State is about $111,418. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tucson. In addition to being on our best value list, Arizona has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

At Arizona, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,634. This means that the average student pays around $158,625 to get a bachelor’s degree from Arizona. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Wiley College

Marshall, TX

Wiley College earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wiley College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Marshall.

At Wiley College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $14,215. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wiley College is $66,811. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. NAU is a very large public school located in the city of Flagstaff.

It takes the average student at NAU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,230. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NAU be around $101,050. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,557
Texas 11,412
Oklahoma 297
New Mexico 64

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 10,966
Behavioral Science 1,064
International Studies 870
Interdisciplinary Studies 640
Nutrition Science 415

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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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