Program Evaluation

Student learning outcomes and students' evaluation of the Master of Science degree program.

The Master of Science with majors in Library Science and Information Science degree program is accredited by the American Library Association. The most recent re-accreditation of the program was granted in June 2020.

Please click on the following link to view our COA Program Presentation.


Faculty, students and alumni news and accomplishments

Some data points of our program:

1. Retention Rate: Based on a data analysis of 2017-2020 retention for cohorts of newly admitted fall students, average retention rate within a year after admission is 75.78% for MS in Information Science, and 85.18% for MS in Library Science.

2. Average Time to Degree Completion: Based on a data analysis of students who were admitted into the program 2017-2018, the 3-year average graduation rate is 69.75% for MS Information Science students, and 71.75% for MS Library Science students. Average time to degree completion is 2.28 years for MS Information Science students, and 2.33 years for MS Library Science students.

3. Percentage of Graduates holding positions relevant to their degree within 12 months of degree completion (including further graduate study) is 65.91%.  (This data was obtained through a survey of 365 graduates who graduated in 2021. The response rate was 12%).