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2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans in the United States

139 Colleges
56,873 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,771 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Vets

Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 56,873 people earned their bachelor's in multi / interdisciplinary studies, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 139 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in multi / interdisciplinary studies. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great multi / interdisciplinary studies programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Veterans in the United States

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Top 15% Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools for Veterans

Our rankings recognize California State University - Monterey Bay as the #1 school in this year's rankings. California State University - Monterey Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Seaside. California State University - Monterey Bay also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States rankings.

Of the 7,540 students enrolled at California State University - Monterey Bay, 158 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 80 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,342. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of California - Berkeley landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a fairly large student population. UC Berkeley also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States rankings.

Of the 42,501 students enrolled at UC Berkeley, 557 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,465. To help with additional expenses, 3 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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American Public University System comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

Our most recent data shows that 17,648 of the 46,088 students enrolled at American Military University were GI Bill® students, of which 15,614 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $3,733. To help with additional expenses, 10 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax. GMU not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, GMU supports 37,316 students, and 2,265 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,599 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,143. During this same period, 44 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. GMU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. UMW is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Fredericksburg. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UMW has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States ranking.

Among the 4,727 students enrolled at UMW, 334 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 265 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,645. UMW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - San Diego comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the large city of La Jolla. UCSD not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

Of the 37,887 students enrolled at UCSD, 730 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 396 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,762. During this same period, 4 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of California - Davis earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UC Davis has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States ranking.

Of the 38,167 students enrolled at UC Davis, 473 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 245 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,289.

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Our rankings recognize Columbia University in the City of New York as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Columbia, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 797 of the 31,077 students enrolled at Columbia were GI Bill® students, of which 528 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,878. To help with additional expenses, 361 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Thomas Edison State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Trenton, TESU is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 10,934 students enrolled at TESU, 1,243 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,016 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,853. On top of their other funding sources, 534 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. Texas A&M also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Los Angeles. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCLA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

Of the 44,537 students enrolled at UCLA, 623 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 444 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,825.

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California State University - Sacramento comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 31,902 students enrolled at California State University - Sacramento, 804 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 374 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,468. California State University - Sacramento does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas Woman's University earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. TWU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denton.

Our most recent data shows that 507 of the 15,518 students enrolled at TWU were GI Bill® students, of which 315 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,604. TWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. BGSU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green.

According to our most recent data, BGSU supports 17,540 students, and 560 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 319 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,774. BGSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population. UT Austin also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#16

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, WWU also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 621 of the 16,121 students enrolled at WWU were GI Bill® students, of which 373 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,045. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. WWU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Irvine landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value multi / interdisciplinary studies schools. Located in the city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UC Irvine is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UC Irvine supports 36,032 students, and 411 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 253 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,067. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMN Twin Cities is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

Among the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#19

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

Our rankings recognize College of Saint Benedict as the #19 school in this year's rankings. CSB is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Saint Joseph. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CSB, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States ranking.

Among the 1,782 students enrolled at CSB, 18 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 12 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,399. In addition to receiving other benefits, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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North Carolina State University earned the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a very large student population. NC State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies in the United States list.

Of the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State, 1,068 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 719 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,891. In addition to receiving other benefits, 33 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
21 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
22 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
23 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
24 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
25 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
26 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
27 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies by Region

View the best for vets Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies colleges in a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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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