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Library & Information Science Schools in California

657 students earned Library Science degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Library & Information Science is the 137th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Library & Information Science Majors in California

Library Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 598
Bachelor’s Degree 37
Associate’s Degree 13
Post-Master’s Certificate 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 9

Gender Distribution

In California, a library science major is more popular with women than with men.

Library & Information Science Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of library science majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.6%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.6%
  • White: 53.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 16.9%
Library & Information Science Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Library & Information Science Grads in California

There are 75,480 people in the state and 599,610 people in the nation working in library science jobs.

Library & Information Science Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Library & Information Science Jobs in California

In this state, library science grads earn an average of $81,580. Nationwide, they make an average of $61,530.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in California that offer library science degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

562 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
35,400 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it. 42% of the teachers are full time.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

#3

Ashford University

San Diego
37 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
34,710 Total Students

In their early career, Ashford University grads earn an average salary of $28,500. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,907.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,239 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,961. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,292 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $20,706. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Library & Information Science Careers in CA

Some of the careers library science majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Managers 11% $129,300
Librarians 10% $78,620

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to library science.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Library & Archives Assisting 180
Other Library & Archives Assisting 54

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