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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

13 Colleges
4,334 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,782 Avg Cost*

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

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes 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, 4,334 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

For this year's Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 13 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 Great Lakes 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

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's multi / interdisciplinary studies ranking for non-traditional students. BGSU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green. BGSU also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #3.

About 8.6% of BGSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,273 students at BGSU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,217 part time students in attendance at BGSU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, U-M has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at U-M is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. About 2,376 of the students at U-M are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UW - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Green Bay.

Approximately 2,689 students take at least one class online at UW - Green Bay. About 3,605 of the students at UW - Green Bay are attending part time. UW - Green Bay does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a very large student population. UW - Madison not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. Approximately 6,424 students take at least one class online at UW - Madison. 4,418 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Chicago comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UIC is a very large public school located in the large city of Chicago. UIC also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 5,751 students at UIC that take at least one class online. 4,566 of UIC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Akron Main Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Akron, University of Akron Main Campus is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Akron Main Campus, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

Approximately 5,300 students take at least one class online at University of Akron Main Campus. 4,486 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. Michigan State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Michigan State is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. 6,488 students are part time.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

Our rankings recognize University of Toledo as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public school with a large student population. University of Toledo not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Great Lakes Region list.

About 8.3% of University of Toledo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,238 students at University of Toledo that take at least one class online. About 4,378 of the students at University of Toledo are attending part time. University of Toledo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Southern Indiana comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. USI is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Evansville.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.0%. There are approximately 3,732 students at USI that take at least one class online. 4,258 of USI students are attending part time. USI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public school with a very large student population.

About 8.3% of UWM students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 7,217 students take at least one class online at UWM. 6,191 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,101
Ohio 870
Illinois 909
Indiana 659
Wisconsin 795

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Physical Science 5,651
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,827
International Studies 870
Behavioral Science 520
Interdisciplinary Studies 459

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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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