General Interdisciplinary Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

4,542

growing 13%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,136

growing 1.54%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$29,850

growing 4.65%

Average Wage

$76,625

growing 2.57%

People in Workforce

864,565

growing 6.62%

Average Employee Age

41.6

declining 0.41%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Interdisciplinary Studies degree recipients are University (Orange County), FL, Tucson, AZ, and New York, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of General Interdisciplinary Studies degree recipients are Marshall, TX, Watertown, WI, and Winnebago, NE. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Interdisciplinary Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Interdisciplinary Studies and the types of students that study this field. University of Central Florida awards the most degrees in General Interdisciplinary Studies in the US, but Wiley College and Trinity Baptist College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tuition costs for General Interdisciplinary Studies majors are, on average, $7,136 for in-state public colleges, and $29,850 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Interdisciplinary Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (115 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (3,107 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies, is Public, 4-year or above (3,107 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,136

Median In-State Public

$29,850

Median Out of State Private

University of Central Florida has the most General Interdisciplinary Studies degree recipients, with 618 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution

  1. 31.2%

  2. 22.5%

  3. 14.8%

Out of all institutions that offer General Interdisciplinary Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Wiley College and Trinity Baptist College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies, with 31.2% and 22.5%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Interdisciplinary Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $76,625 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians & surgeons, and Miscellaneous managers.

The industry that employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies majors is Hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$76,625

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,203

2.57%

1 Year Growth

± 4%

The average salary for Interdisciplinary Studies majors is $76,625 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians & surgeons, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physicians & surgeons, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Interdisciplinary Studies majors working as Dietitians & nutritionists, Chiropractors, and Optometrists.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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864,565

2017 Workforce

± 22,761

6.62%

1 Year Growth

± 3.55%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.62%, from 810,918 in 2016 to 864,565 in 2017.

The largest single share of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (5.4%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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864,565

2017 Workforce

± 22,761

6.62%

1 Year Growth

± 3.55%

The number of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.62%, from 810,918 in 2016 to 864,565 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies graduates by share is Hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Interdisciplinary Studies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is 41.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,610) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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41.6

Average Age in 2017

± 0.336 Years

0.41%

1 Year Change

± 1.17%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 30 years old, which represent 3.75% and 3.06% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Interdisciplinary Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Interdisciplinary Studies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (60.3%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,610 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    862 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    521 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Interdisciplinary Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    1,434 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    978 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    507 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Interdisciplinary Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    26,470 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    9,103 degree recipients

  3. Philippines

    8,870 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Sri Lanka

    3.83 times more than expected

  2. USSR

    3.6 times more than expected

  3. Kenya

    3.33 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Sri Lanka that hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees (3.83 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (26,470 degree recipients).

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