M.A. Program Assessment

Retention Rates Fall 2014-Fall 2020

Semester Cohort
Count
Enrolled
Term End
Still Enrolled
Spring 2021
Graduated Success
Rate
Fall 2020 43 42 41 0 95.3%
Spring 2020 44 42 33 0 75%
Fall 2019 69 66 49 6 79.7%
Spring 2019 50 0 50 0 100%
Fall 2018 47 47 46 0 97.9%
Spring 2018 27 26 21 2 85.2%
Fall 2017 64 56 47 6 82.8%
Spring 2017 14 14 7 2 64%
Fall 2016 69 68 15 42 82.6%
Spring 2016 15 13 1 9 66.7%
Fall 2015 58 55 2 44 79.3%
Spring 2015 41 39 2 28 73.2%
Fall 2014 134 129 1 124 93.3%

Average Time to Degree *- Spring 2016-Fall 2020

  Female Male Total
Ethnicity Number TTD Number TTD Number TTD
Black or African American 4 2.83 3 1.89 7 2.59
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 2.35 1 2.72 7 2.29
Asian 4 2.31     4 2.31
Hispanic or Latinx 56 2.10 15 2.30 71 2.12
International      2 1.72 2 1.72
Unknown/Other 11 1.99 1 1.58 12 1.98
Two or more races 9 2.20 1 2.33 10 2.17
White 168 2.13 49 2.14 217 2.09
Grand Total 258 2.23 72 2.09 330 2.17
* Calendar years

Percentage of graduates holding positions relevant to the degree within 12 months of degree completion 

Term                               Number of Graduates  Number of Graduates who have jobs on file Working in Library Field Not in a Library Field Percent Working in a Library Field
Calendar year 2019-2020 108 58 45 13 78%

Learning Outcomes Assessment

The Master of Arts in Library and Information Science is accredited by the American Library Association and we offer specialization in archives and preservation, digital librarianship, heath information, digital information, management and systems, law librarianship, legal information, as well as academic and public librarianship. Students prepare for careers in libraries, museums, and archives, as well as government and business information centers. 

Student Competencies and Learning Outcomes

The School of Information has identified the competencies that students should have gained through their M.A. degree. These competencies will allow graduates to begin successful careers in libraries and information centers, and it is these competencies that student portfolios are expected to demonstrate and document. View detailed list of competencies.

Statistical Data on Enrollment for Full-time Students from 2015-2020

Plan Description Gender Cohort Start Year Count Completion Within 3 Years Completion Rate
Library & Information Science F 134 82 61.19
M 43 26 60.47
Grand Total   177 108 61.02

Average GPA of Graduate M.A. Students by Academic Years

Year # of Students Enrolled Average GPA
2014-15 262 3.75
2015-16 265 3.73
2016-17 301 3.78
2017-18 329 3.58
2018-19 258 3.79
2019-20 299 3.85