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Library & Information Science at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Library & Information Science at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has a total student population of 50,411.

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.

Rutgers New Brunswick Library & Information Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science

Rutgers New Brunswick Library & Information Science Rankings

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There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in library science, making the school the #6 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Library Science Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

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

Rutgers New Brunswick Library & Information Science Master’s Program

73% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 194 students who earned a master's degree in Library & Information Science from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2020-2021, 27% were men and 73% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 16% men graduate in library science each year. Rutgers New Brunswick does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 11% more men than average.


Of the students who received a library science master's degree from Rutgers New Brunswick, 76% 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 Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a master's in library science.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 148
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Librarians 4,510 $67,700
Library Science Professors 140 $76,200


*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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