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

10 Colleges
3,245 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,701 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States 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, 3,245 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 10 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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2021 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools in the Plains States 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

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of Saint Benedict. Located in the midsize suburb of Saint Joseph, CSB is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, CSB has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region ranking.

The average student at CSB graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,173. This means that the average student pays around $132,231 to get a bachelor’s degree from CSB. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Iowa State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. Iowa State also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Iowa State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $26,749 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State is about $118,231. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMN Twin Cities not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region list.

It takes the average student at UMN Twin Cities about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,989. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities is about $143,094. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Concordia College at Moorhead as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Concordia College Moorhead is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Moorhead. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Concordia College Moorhead, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Concordia College Moorhead about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,026. This means that the average student pays around $122,206 to get a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College Moorhead. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Lawrence, KU is a public school with a very large student population. KU also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #4.

The average student at KU graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,701. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from KU is $136,948. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UNL has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region ranking.

It takes the average student at UNL about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,697 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNL is $128,563. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNOMAHA is a large public school located in the city of Omaha.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNOMAHA is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,468. This means that the average student pays around $110,300 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNOMAHA. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#8

Luther College

Decorah, IA

Our rankings recognize Luther College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Luther is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Decorah. Luther also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #9.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Luther to complete their degree, and it costs about $29,834 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Luther is about $122,319. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public college with a very large student population. Iowa not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region list.

The average student at Iowa graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,062. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Iowa is about $146,807. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Macalester College. Macalester is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. In addition to being on our best value list, Macalester has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Plains States Region ranking.

At Macalester, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,306 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $147,402 to get a bachelor’s degree from Macalester. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 634
Minnesota 1,125
Kansas 504
South Dakota 47
Iowa 526
Nebraska 271
North Dakota 138

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,640
International Studies 501
Nutrition Science 234
Natural Sciences 153
Behavioral Science 122

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 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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