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 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
Master 92.4% 89.6% 85% 86.2% 90.3%

Source: UWM Data Hub


MLIS Average Time to Degree

Fall 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 YR 11% 2% 11% 1%
2 YRS 48% 50% 46% 35%
3 YRS 23% 20% 13%
4 YRS 5% 8%
Not Yet Awarded 11% 16% 21% 62%

Source: UWM Data Hub


Graduation & Placement

MLIS 2017 Placement Data (45 Respondents)

% Placement Type of Placement
69% employed in library & information science
4% employed in a library or information science capacity but not in a library
13% employed outside library & information science

Source: Library Journal Annual Placements & Salaries Survey


MLIS Enrollment Data (Total # of Students)

Fall 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
Master 347 360 355 330 320
Doctoral 29 29 26 26 28
Non Degree 10 14 8 7 7

Source: UWM Data Hub


MLIS Degrees Granted

Year # of MLIS Degrees
2013-14 164
2014-15 128
2015-16 117
2016-17 155
2017-18 107

Source: UWM Data Hub