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Library Science at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

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Library Science at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

If you plan to study library science, take a look at what New Mexico State University - Dona Ana has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NMSU Dona Ana is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico and approximately 8,054 students attend the school each year.

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

NMSU Dona Ana Library Science Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Library Science (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Library Science

Online Classes Are Available at NMSU Dona Ana

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, NMSU Dona Ana does offer online courses in library science for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

NMSU Dona Ana Library Science Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Library Science Student Demographics at NMSU Dona Ana

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the library science majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

NMSU Dona Ana Library Science Associate’s Program

80% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 20% of library science associate's degrees went to men and 80% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in library science only graduates about 17% men each year. The program at NMSU Dona Ana may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 3% more women than average.

NMSU Dona Ana Gender Breakdown of Library Science Associate's Degree Grads

NMSU Dona Ana does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in library science graduates 48% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New Mexico State University - Dona Ana with a associate's in library science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Library Science Majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Concentrations Within Library Science

If you plan to be a library science major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Library & Information Science 10
Library & Archives Assisting 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 NM, the home state for New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

Occupation Jobs in NM Average Salary in NM
Managers 2,850 $96,490
Librarians 670 $51,650
Library Technicians 610 $35,810
Archivists 40 $46,420


*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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