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Graduate Certificates in Library & Information Science

423 Yearly Graduations
$37,100 Median Salary
$35,078 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in library science is offered at 39 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 23% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of library science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Library Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 423 earned their graduate certificate in library science. This earns it the #41 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in library science is $37,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $36,750 to a high of $39,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in library science is $35,078. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $37,079 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $33,076.

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The median monthly payment of a library science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $408.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in library science. About 88.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 49
Women 374
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Library Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of library science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 69
White 296
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 39
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Library Science Graduate Certificate Students

There are 39 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in library science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
125 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Woman's University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for library science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 15,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their graduate certificate in library science from TWU. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#2

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
59 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. Roughly 39,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

The library science program at University of North Texas awarded 59 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
55 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

The library science program at LIU Post awarded 55 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#4

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
33 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

The library science program at Wayne State University awarded 33 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

31 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at Louisiana State University. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#6

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern Mississippi comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,786 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at Southern Miss. About 80% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, New York
19 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Pratt Institute - Main. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,754 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,246 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their graduate certificate in library science from Pratt Institute. Of these students, 84% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at University of Arizona. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Simmons University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,654 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at Simmons. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#10

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Emporia State University. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,394 per year.

The library science program at Emporia State University awarded 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in library science from University of Oklahoma. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

San Jose State University

San Jose, California
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jose State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Roughly 36,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in library science from San Jose State. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#13

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year.

The library science program at University of Memphis awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#13

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

San Juan, Puerto Rico
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,968 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in library science from UPR Rio Piedras. About 71% of this group were women, and 86% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for library science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kent State University at Kent. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at Kent State.

#16

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Illinois State University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at Illinois State.

#17

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in library science from UofSC.

#17

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,913 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at NSU. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Southern California is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to library science majors at USC.

#19

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in library science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

The library science program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to library science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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