The locations with the highest concentration of Library & Information Science graduates are San Jose, CA, Denton, TX and Champaign, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Library & Information Science graduates are Clarion, PA, Emporia, KS and River Forest, IL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Library & Information Science is a Master's Degree.
Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Library & Information 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 Dominican University and Simmons College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Library & Information Science. Tuition costs for Library & Information Science majors are, on average, $7,060 for in-state public colleges, and $36,320 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Library & Information Science programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
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 49.6, 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 (4,086) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Library & Information Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Library & Information Science majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Library & Information Science majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.
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 & 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.