Associate’s Degrees in Library & Information Science
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|
Earnings of Library Science Majors With Associate’s Degrees
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|
The racial-ethnic distribution of library science associate’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||13|
Most Popular Library Science Programs for Associate’s Degrees
There are 8 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in library science. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to library science that offer associate’s degrees.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Library & Archives Assisting||161|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
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