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Library & Information Science at Syracuse University

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Library & Information Science at Syracuse University

Every library and information science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the library science program at Syracuse University stacks up to those at other schools.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 21,322 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.

Syracuse Library & Information Science Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science

Syracuse Library & Information Science Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Library Science Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse Library & Information Science Master’s Program

82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 119 students who graduated with a master’s in library science from Syracuse in 2021, 18% were men and 82% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 16% men graduate in library science each year. Syracuse 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 Syracuse, 70% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the library science master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 27% of degree recipients. That is 6% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 83
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

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 NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Librarians 12,690 $68,520
Archivists 1,170 $56,270
Library Science Professors 450 $84,610


*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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