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Associate’s Degrees in Library & Information Science

35 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in library science is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 54% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Library Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 35 associate's degrees were awarded to library science majors. This makes it the 223rd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in library science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 5,044
Graduate Certificate 423
Bachelor’s Degree 99
Doctor’s Degree 39
Associate’s Degree 35
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Library Science Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for library science majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in library science. About 88.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 31
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Library Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of library science associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 16
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Library Science Associate's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in library science. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, California
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for library science students seekingan associate's degree is Antelope Valley College. Each year, around 13,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The library science program at Antelope Valley College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#2

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. Each year, around 8,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to library science majors at NMSU Dona Ana. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#3

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Chippewa Valley Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in library science. The library science program at Chippewa Valley Technical College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of Southern Idaho. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in library science from College of Southern Idaho. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Palau Community College

Koror, Palau
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Palau Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to library science majors at PCC. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to library science that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Library & Archives Assisting 161

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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