Program Assessment

The School of Information Studies, Master of Library & Information Science program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1976. The program is currently undergoing the re-accreditation process. The Committee on Accreditation (COA) site visit was held in October 2017.


Recruitment & Retention

MLIS Retention Data

Year 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20
Master 77.8% 80.4% 82.1% 79.3% 82.3% 77.3%

Source: UWM Data Hub


MLIS Average Time to Degree

 

Fall 2018 2019 2020
1 YR 2% 3% 2%
2 YRS 51% 53% 18%
3 YRS 34% 33% NA
4 YRS 8% NA NA
Not Yet Awarded 5% 11% 82%

Source: UWM Data Hub


Graduation & Placement

2020 MLIS Placement Data (28 Respondents)

% Placement Type of Placement
71% employed in library & information science
14% employed in a library or information science capacity but not in a library
11% employed outside library & information science

Source: Library Journal Annual Placements & Salaries Survey


MLIS Enrollment Data (Total # of Students)

 

Fall 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Master 367 356 331 376 388 356 340
Doctoral 29 26 26 28 25 27 23

Source: UWM Data Hub


MLIS Degrees Granted

Year # of MLIS Degrees
2014-15 128
2015-16 105
2016-17 158
2017-18 114
2018-19 111
2019-20 141
2020-21 148

Source: UWM Data Hub