Best Colleges with Library and Information Science Degrees in the U.S.

Best Universities Badge

If you are seeking a degree in Library and Information Science, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Library and Information Science is a somewhat popular major and offered at a decent amount schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Library and Information Science degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Library and Information Science degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Library and Information Science.

The Best Library and Information Science Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 1 Library And Information Science Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 499 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 499 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 3 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 252 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 243 Master's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
3 University of North Texas Denton, TX

University of North Texas offers 3 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 285 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 218 Master's degrees, and 67 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
4 Simmons College Boston, MA

Simmons College offers 4 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 175 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 158 Master's degrees, 14 Certificates degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
6 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 3 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 114 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 108 Master's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 2 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 62 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 62 Master's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
8 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 4 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 120 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 120 Master's degrees.

Based on 144 Reviews
9 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH

Kent State University at Kent offers 2 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 232 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 230 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
10 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University offers 3 Library And Information Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Library And Information Science with students earning 116 Master's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews

List of Library and Information Science Schools in the U.S.

Filter:
Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
University of North Texas University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
31 : 1 37,299
Simmons College Simmons College Boston, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,662
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
3/5
25 : 1 30,067
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
Drexel University Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
14 : 1 25,595
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
University of South Carolina-Columbia University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC
3/5
20 : 1 33,724
Dominican University Dominican University River Forest, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,696
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
3/5
23 : 1 5,368
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
The University of Alabama The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
3/5
25 : 1 37,098
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
3/5
13 : 1 49,428
Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN
3/5
23 : 1 48,514
Pratt Institute-Main Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY
5/5
11 : 1 4,784
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950
Catholic University of America Catholic University of America Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 6,521
Wayne State University Wayne State University Detroit, MI
3/5
14 : 1 27,140

Find Local Colleges Offering Library and Information Science Degrees

Getting a Library and Information Science Degree Online

Schools offering online Library and Information Science degrees

Online Library and Information Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 499 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Library and Information Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
San Jose State University 0 0 0 499 0
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3 0 0 243 0
Kent State University at Kent 0 0 0 230 0
University of North Texas 67 0 0 218 0
Wayne State University 12 0 0 188 0
How many schools offer online Library and Information Science degrees?
  • 15 Certificates
  • 5 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 43 Master's

What degrees do people get in Library and Information Science?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 10 Colleges 26 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 12 Colleges 104 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 35 Colleges 208 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 15 Colleges 44 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 70 Colleges 5,158 Graduates

Library and Information Science Degree Overview

When going for a Library and Information Science degree, know that there are many options for a traditional degree as well as higher education opportunities. Earning a degree in Library and Information Science may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is typical to earn advanced degrees in addition to the traditional. The standard Library and Information Science degree earned was a master's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Library and Information Science degree that people earn is a certificate. While a master's degree is the likely degree choice, obtaining a certificate degree isn't out of the question. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Library and Information Science that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Library and Information Science degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,032 Public In-State
$5,617 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,901 Public In-State
$32,370 Private In-State
$21,518 Public Out-of-State
$32,370 Private Out-of-State
You've Started Your List