Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Information Science and the types of students that study this field. University of Maryland-University College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Ace Computer Training Center and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Information Science. Tuition costs for Information Science majors are, on average, $6,984 for in-state public colleges, and $33,785 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Information Science programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Information Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information Science majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Information Science majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Installation.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Information Science majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.