Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies

2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

19 Colleges
6,792 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,860 Avg Cost*

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

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic 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, 6,792 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 19 colleges that offer a bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent multi / interdisciplinary studies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the multi / interdisciplinary studies program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

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

Thomas Edison State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that are best for non-traditional multi / interdisciplinary studies students. TESU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Trenton.

The student loan default rate at TESU is lower than is typical, just 7.1% of students default in three years. 10,836 students at TESU are exclusively online. 10,836 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Columbia has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Columbia is lower than is typical, just 1.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,138 students at Columbia that take at least one class online. 5,005 of Columbia students are attending part time.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 10,368 students at Rutgers New Brunswick that take at least one class online. About 7,501 of the students at Rutgers New Brunswick are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is lower than is typical, just 8.1% of students default in three years. 7,750 of Wilmington University students are exclusively distance learners. 9,802 students are part time.

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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Marist, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. Approximately 1,054 students take at least one class online at Marist. There are roughly 1,184 part time students in attendance at Marist. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #3.

The student loan default rate at Cornell is lower than is typical, just 1.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. 101 of Cornell students are attending part time.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. There are approximately 1,259 students at Salisbury that take at least one class online. 970 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Touro College

New York, NY

Touro College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Touro is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Touro did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 6.1% of Touro students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,320 students take at least one class online at Touro. 4,315 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. Penn State University Park also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. 1,670 of Penn State University Park students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Drexel did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Drexel is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at Drexel. 6,322 of Drexel students are attending part time. Drexel does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,799
New York 2,854
New Jersey 1,109
Maryland 452
Delaware 293
District of Columbia 285

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3,169
Biological & Physical Science 1,243
Interdisciplinary Studies 724
Nutrition Science 643
International Studies 626

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 19 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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