Names Top Master's in Library Science Programs for 2019

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, announced the release of their Best Online Master's in Library Science Programs for 2019. The research identifies top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

In addition to insights gained from industry professionals, leveraged an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys from current students and alumni. Each online degree program was analyzed with only the top 36 making it to the final list. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

"There will always be a need for librarians, especially for businesses or institutions that handle large amounts of specialized data," says Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for librarians will increase 9 percent by 2026."

Students who pursue a master's in library science can also gain employment in non-librarian roles such as data administrator, records analyst, research expert and more. The steady job growth in this market is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the Best Master's in Library Science Programs. To access the complete ranking, please visit

2019 Best Master's in Library Science Programs (in alphabetical order):

Appalachian State University
Chicago State University
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Dominican University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Emporia State University
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University Bloomington
Kent State University
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Minnesota State University - Mankato
North Carolina Central University
Rutgers University
Sam Houston State University
San Jose State University
Syracuse University
Texas Woman's University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Central Missouri
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland College Park
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Valdosta State University
Western Kentucky University

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