Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Library Science and the types of students that study this field. San Jose State University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools and Special Focus Institutions have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Library Science. Tuition costs for Library Science majors are, on average, $7,238 for in-state public colleges, and $37,500 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Library Science programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Library Science graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Libraries & archives is the industry that employs the most Library Science majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Library Science majors, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Library Science in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Library Science is 48, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Master's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Library Science degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,150) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Library Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Library Science majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Library Science majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.
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 Library 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.