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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

23 Colleges
9,834 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,001 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US 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, 9,834 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 23 colleges that offer a bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality multi / interdisciplinary studies programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the multi / interdisciplinary studies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying multi / interdisciplinary studies.

Top 10 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

California State University - Monterey Bay tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Far Western US Region that are best for non-traditional multi / interdisciplinary studies students. Located in the suburb of Seaside, CSUMB is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CSUMB, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. Approximately 2,205 students take at least one class online at CSUMB. There are roughly 1,083 part time students in attendance at CSUMB. CSUMB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Berkeley comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Berkeley, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region ranking.

About 2.0% of UC Berkeley students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 930 students at UC Berkeley that take at least one class online. About 3,108 of the students at UC Berkeley are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - San Diego as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public school with a very large student population. UCSD also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at UCSD is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. 1,297 of UCSD students are attending part time.

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University of California - Davis landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis. UC Davis also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at UC Davis. 1,248 students are part time.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Los Angeles. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles. UCLA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list.

The student loan default rate at UCLA is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,288 students at UCLA that take at least one class online. 1,642 of UCLA students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Sacramento as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Sacramento, Sac State is a public college with a very large student population.

About 4.7% of Sac State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 12,655 students at Sac State that take at least one class online. 6,435 of Sac State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Irvine earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Irvine is a fairly large public school located in the city of Irvine. UC Irvine not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list.

The student loan default rate at UC Irvine is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,852 students take at least one class online at UC Irvine. 832 students are part time.

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Western Washington University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. WWU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bellingham. WWU also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region rankings.

About 2.7% of WWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 692 students take at least one class online at WWU. There are roughly 1,502 part time students in attendance at WWU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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George Fox University

Newberg, OR

Our rankings recognize George Fox University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg.

The student loan default rate at GFU is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 534 students at GFU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 938 part time students in attendance at GFU. GFU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Merced earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Merced, UC Merced is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. UC Merced also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #8.

The student loan default rate at UC Merced is lower than is typical, just 2.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 178 students take at least one class online at UC Merced. 72 of UC Merced students are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students multi / interdisciplinary studies colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 7,218
Washington 1,176
Hawaii 204
Oregon 935
Alaska 127
Nevada 170

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Physical Science 19,588
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3,470
International Studies 1,859
Cognitive Science 1,372
Nutrition Science 1,296

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 23 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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