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

14 Colleges
14,330 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,794 Avg Cost*

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

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest 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, 14,330 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 14 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Southwest 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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southwest Region that are best for non-traditional multi / interdisciplinary studies students. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M College Station also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #1.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,608 students at Texas A&M College Station that take at least one class online. There are roughly 9,459 part time students in attendance at Texas A&M College Station. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas Woman's University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. TWU is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton. TWU also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 5,206 students take at least one class online at TWU. 6,517 students are part time. TWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population. UT Austin did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

About 2.6% of UT Austin students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. There are roughly 3,290 part time students in attendance at UT Austin. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tucson. University of Arizona did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 12,701 students at University of Arizona that take at least one class online. 7,884 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a fairly large student population. ASU - Tempe not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. There are approximately 23,569 students at ASU - Tempe that take at least one class online. About 5,405 of the students at ASU - Tempe 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 Oklahoma Norman Campus as the #6 school in this year's rankings. University of Oklahoma is a very large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Norman. University of Oklahoma also made our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.8%. Approximately 6,868 students take at least one class online at University of Oklahoma. 6,505 students are part time. University of Oklahoma does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Phoenix - Arizona. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

94,472 of UOPX - Arizona students are exclusively distance learners. UOPX - Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Houston - Downtown earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Houston, UH Downtown is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 5.0% of UH Downtown students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,395 students take at least one class online at UH Downtown. 7,933 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 North Texas landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best multi / interdisciplinary studies schools for non-traditional students. UNT is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Denton. UNT not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.4%. Approximately 13,820 students take at least one class online at UNT. There are roughly 9,800 part time students in attendance at UNT. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas State is a very large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Texas State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the Southwest Region list.

About 6.6% of Texas State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,406 students take at least one class online at Texas State. There are roughly 8,060 part time students in attendance at Texas State. Texas State 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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,557
Texas 11,412
Oklahoma 297
New Mexico 64

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12,093
Behavioral Science 1,486
International Studies 1,061
Interdisciplinary Studies 1,030
Nutrition Science 586

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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