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2021 Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

56,873 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,786 Avg Salary
$23,244 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies School for You

Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 56,873 people earned their bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States. 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 Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates ranking analyzed 288 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors After Graduation

The average multi / interdisciplinary studies major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $32,786 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 18% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,786
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65,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Grads in United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid multi / interdisciplinary studies graduates.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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Our rankings recognize University of the Pacific as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Stockton.

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#2

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harvey Mudd College. Harvey Mudd College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Claremont.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Our rankings recognize Thomas Edison State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Trenton, TESU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Anderson University Indiana landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid multi / interdisciplinary studies school. Anderson University Indiana is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Anderson.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgetown University. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid multi / interdisciplinary studies school. SCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara.

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University of Akron Main Campus comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Akron, University of Akron Main Campus is a public school with a large student population.

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#6

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS

Our rankings recognize Grantham University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Lenexa, Grantham University is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid multi / interdisciplinary studies school. Ithaca is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Ithaca.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

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#7

Yale University

New Haven, CT

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Yale University. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Boston University

Boston, MA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston University. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#8

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Princeton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Princeton.

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American Public University System comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Charles Town.

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#10

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Stanford.

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#11

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Emory University as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

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Texas Southern University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. TSU is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Houston.

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#14

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Spokane.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. Located in the city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a very large student population.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC is a very large public school located in the city of Chicago.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates

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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO
#27

Duke University

Durham, NC
#27

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#29

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO
#29

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#30

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#31

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO
#33

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
#36

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
#37

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN
#38

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#38

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
#39

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
#40

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
#41

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#41

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#42

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 288 different United States multi / interdisciplinary studies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
42 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
43 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
44 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
48 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
49 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
52 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
53 University of Delaware Newark, DE
55 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
56 Alfred University Alfred, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates award.

Rank College Location
44 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
45 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
46 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
47 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
48 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
49 Tufts University Medford, MA
50 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
51 Colby College Waterville, ME
52 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
53 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
54 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
55 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
56 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
57 Texas A&M University - Kingsville Kingsville, TX
60 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
61 Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
62 Lafayette College Easton, PA
63 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
64 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
67 Central College Pella, IA
68 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
72 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
73 Rice University Houston, TX

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

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Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26,669
International Studies 6,494
Interdisciplinary Studies 5,508
Nutrition Science 3,334
Behavioral Science 2,433

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Notes and References

  • 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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