2022 Best Colleges in Library and Information Studies Study

The following table lists the best colleges in Library and Information Studies programs. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
Public, 4 years
$32,892$30,8621,41560.0%52,67986%20 to 1
2University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Public, 4 years
$36,891$30,8581,26020.0%30,09291%13 to 1
3University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
$39,906$30,9121,32753.0%48,14982%20 to 1
4Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Private, 4 years
$57,591$42,9541,31059.0%21,32283%15 to 1
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Public, 4 years
$53,232$50,4641,43020.0%47,90793%11 to 1
6Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Public, 4 years
$33,005$33,2151,35568.0%50,41184%16 to 1
7The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Public, 4 years
$40,996$22,9441,36529.0%50,47688%17 to 1
8Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Public, 4 years
$38,352$33,3521,27085.0%43,06480%16 to 1
9Simmons University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
$43,062$21,5461,25084.0%6,26379%9 to 1
10Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Private, 4 years
$57,136$37,0741,31083.0%23,58971%11 to 1
11University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
Public, 4 years
$38,636$35,7551,42052.0%40,70987%17 to 1
12University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
Public, 4 years
$35,394$42,0241,36067.0%32,27784%14 to 1
Average$42,258$34,3301,33956.7%37,24584%15 to 1

What is Library and Information Studies Program?

Library and information science (LIS) is a merging of the two fields library science and information science. The phrase "library and information science" is associated with schools of library and information science (abbreviated to "SLIS"), which generally developed from professional training programs (not academic disciplines) to university institutions during the second half of the 20th century. In the last part of 1960s schools of librarianship began to add the term "information science" to their names. The first school to do this was at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964. More schools followed during the 1970s and 1980s, and by the 1990s almost all library schools in the USA had added information science to their names. The trend was more for the adoption of information technology rather than the concept of a science.