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

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If you are seeking a degree in Library Science, you'll find there are three different degrees that can be earned. A major in Library Science is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Library 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 Science degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Library Science.

The Best Library Science Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 Library Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 40 students graduated in the study area of Library Science with students earning 40 Master's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
2 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 60 Reviews
3 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Library Science with students earning 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
4 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 2 Library Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Library Science with students earning 9 Master's degrees.

Based on 144 Reviews
5 St John's University-New York Queens, NY

St John's University-New York offers 2 Library Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD

University of Maryland-College Park offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb.

Based on 68 Reviews
8 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city.

Based on 76 Reviews
9 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Library Science with students earning 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 32 Reviews
10 Simmons College Boston, MA

Simmons College offers 1 Library Science Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

Based on 4 Reviews

List of Library Science Schools in the U.S.

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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
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
St John's University-New York St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
24 : 1 20,877
University at Buffalo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
17 : 1 29,796
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
University of Iowa University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
3/5
13 : 1 30,844
Drexel University Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
14 : 1 25,595
Simmons College Simmons College Boston, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,662
Arcadia University Arcadia University Glenside, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,984
Pratt Institute-Main Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY
5/5
11 : 1 4,784
University of Central Arkansas University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
2/5
20 : 1 11,754
University Logo Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, GA
3/5
19 : 1 6,889
LIU Post LIU Post Brookville, NY
5/5
23 : 1 8,623
Marshall University Marshall University Huntington, WV
2/5
16 : 1 13,621
Our Lady of the Lake University Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX
5/5
19 : 1 3,334
University Logo Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German San German, PR
2/5
27 : 1 4,999
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Peninsula College Monterey, CA
1/5
42 : 1 8,277
Cuesta College Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
1/5
37 : 1 9,600
University of Maryland-University College University of Maryland-University College Adelphi, MD
2/5
49 : 1 50,248
LIU Brentwood LIU Brentwood Brentwood, NY 20 : 1 192

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Getting a Library Science Degree Online

Schools offering online Library Science degrees

Online Library Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 5 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Library 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
Syracuse University 5 0 0 0 0
University of Maryland-University College 3 0 0 0 0
Drexel University 1 0 0 0 0
How many schools offer online Library Science degrees?
  • 4 Certificates
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Library Science?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 1 Colleges 1 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 12 Colleges 14 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 122 Graduates

Library Science Degree Overview

Researching a Library Science degree you will find that obtaining a traditional degree is very common. Earning a degree in Library Science may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is standard to earn advanced degrees as well as the traditional. The most common Library Science degree earned was a master's degree, however, schools more commonly offer a certificate. The second most popular Library Science degree that people earn is a certificate. While a master's degree is the likely degree choice, earning 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. Picking a degree in Library Science will ultimately come down to what you hope to achieve with that degree in addition to finding something that meets your personal requirements such as school availability and schedule flexibility.

Average cost of college for a Library Science degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$1,141 Public In-State
$5,786 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,531 Public In-State
$34,917 Private In-State
$25,617 Public Out-of-State
$34,917 Private Out-of-State
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