Student Achievement

Retention

On average, 88% of students entering the MS (LIS) degree program between AY 2013 and AY 2019 continued their programs of study after their first year at SLIS.

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Start Year School of Library & Information ScienceSchool of Library & Information Science and Children's LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science and History
2013First to Second Year Retention88%70%86%
 Year One Enrollment2081022
 Year Two Enrollment184719
2014First to Second Year Retention89%67%76%
 Year One Enrollment2801237
 Year Two Enrollment250828
2015First to Second Year Retention87%79%83%
 Year One Enrollment2791941
 Year Two Enrollment2431534
2016First to Second Year Retention88%89%92%
 Year One Enrollment308925
 Year Two Enrollment270823
2017First to Second Year Retention88%64%85%
 Year One Enrollment2831134
 Year Two Enrollment248729
2018First to Second Year Retention83%91%82%
 Year One Enrollment2641133
 Year Two Enrollment2181027
2019First to Second Year Retention0%0%0%
 Year One Enrollment2561230
 Year Two Enrollment000
Start Year School of Library & Information ScienceSchool of Library & Information Science and Children's LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science and History
20132-Year Graduation Rate38%10%0%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count7810
 Year One Enrollment2081022
20142-Year Graduation Rate49%8%5%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count13612
 Year One Enrollment2801237
20152-Year Graduation Rate45%0%0%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count12600
 Year One Enrollment2791941
20162-Year Graduation Rate42%0%4%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count12801
 Year One Enrollment308925
20172-Year Graduation Rate39%9%3%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count11111
 Year One Enrollment2831134
20182-Year Graduation Rate3%0%0%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count900
 Year One Enrollment2641133
20192-Year Graduation Rate0%0%0%
 Distinct count of Two-Year Graduation Count000
 Year One Enrollment2561230
Start Year School of Library & Information ScienceSchool of Library & Information Science and Children's LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science and History
20133-Year Graduation Rate73%60%59%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count152613
 Year One Enrollment2081022
20143-Year Graduation Rate76%42%43%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count213516
 Year One Enrollment2801237
20153-Year Graduation Rate76%47%24%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count211910
 Year One Enrollment2791941
20163-Year Graduation Rate70%78%60%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count217715
 Year One Enrollment308925
20173-Year Graduation Rate55%9%15%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count15515
 Year One Enrollment2831134
20183-Year Graduation Rate3%0%0%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count900
 Year One Enrollment2641133
20193-Year Graduation Rate0%0%0%
 Distinct count of Three-Year Graduation Count000
 Year One Enrollment2561230
Start Year School of Library & Information ScienceSchool of Library & Information Science and Children's LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science and History
20134-Year Graduation Rate81%60%64%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count168614
 Year One Enrollment2081022
20144-Year Graduation Rate83%42%46%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count232517
 Year One Enrollment2801237
20154-Year Graduation Rate81%53%37%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count2261015
 Year One Enrollment2791941
20164-Year Graduation Rate76%78%60%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count233715
 Year One Enrollment308925
20174-Year Graduation Rate55%9%15%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count15515
 Year One Enrollment2831134
20184-Year Graduation Rate3%0%0%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count900
 Year One Enrollment2641133
20194-Year Graduation Rate0%0%0%
 Distinct count of Four-Year Graduation Count000
 Year One Enrollment2561230
Start Year School of Library & Information ScienceSchool of Library & Information Science and Children's LiteratureSchool of Library & Information Science and History
20135-Year Graduation Rate82%60%64%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 171614
 Year One Enrollment2081022
20145-Year Graduation Rate84%42%46%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 236517
 Year One Enrollment2801237
20155-Year Graduation Rate81%53%39%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 2261016
 Year One Enrollment2791941
20165-Year Graduation Rate76%78%60%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 233715
 Year One Enrollment308925
20175-Year Graduation Rate55%9%15%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 15515
 Year One Enrollment2831134
20185-Year Graduation Rate3%0%0%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 900
 Year One Enrollment2641133
20195-Year Graduation Rate0%0%0%
  Distinct count of Five-Year Graduation Count 000
 Year One Enrollment2561230

Time to Degree

Average Time to Degree (among graduated students who started the MS (LIS) program between AY 2013 and AY 2019):

Time to Degree
(number of years in which students
complete the MS (LIS) degree program)
Average Percentages of Students
(average percentage of the number of students entering the MS (LIS) degree program between AY 2013 and AY 2019)
Two Years32%
Three Years55%
Four Years59%
Five Years60%

[1] Student Retention:

SLIS measures student retention in terms of the percentage of students entering the MS (LIS) program annually (i.e., annual cohorts of students beginning the MS (LIS) degree in each academic year) who continue — and complete — their program of study at SLIS in subsequent academic years.

[2] Time to Degree

The majority of SLIS students who enroll in the MS (LIS) program as full-time or part-time can complete the requirements of the MS (LIS) degree within six semesters or three calendar years.