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Library & Information Science at Drexel University

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Library & Information Science at Drexel University

What traits are you looking for in a library science school? To help you decide if Drexel University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's library science program.

Drexel is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 23,589 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Library & Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

Drexel Library & Information Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science

Drexel Library & Information Science Rankings

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Library Science Student Demographics at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the library science majors at Drexel University.

Drexel Library & Information Science Master’s Program

81% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 19% of library science master's degrees went to men and 81% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 16% men graduate in library science each year. Drexel does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.


Of the students who received a library science master's degree from Drexel, 78% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a master's in library science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 42
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Careers That Library Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in library science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Drexel University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Librarians 4,820 $57,530
Library Science Professors 350 $75,290
Archivists 250 $52,800


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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