- Student Acceptance, Retention, and Graduation Rates
- Student Learning Outcome Assessment (SLOA) Results
- Employment Outcomes and Stakeholder Surveys
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program has competitive admissions due to the program's high volume of quality applicants. The program accepts new applicants twice per year (fall and spring semesters) and students are contacted by the VSU Graduate School when an application decision has been made. Students are assigned a high-quality academic advisor upon admission and typically take approximately 2 1/2 - 3 years to complete the 36-hour MLIS degree program.
|Cohort Term (Academic Year)||Total # of Applications1||# of Applicants Accepted||# of Applicants Denied||% Accepted|
Note: Cohort Term is based on the semester in which the applicant applied to begin or continue in his/her program. These numbers include applicants seeking readmission into the MLIS program.
|Cohort Term (Academic Year)||# of Accepted Applicants Who Enrolled||% of Accepted Applicants Who Enrolled||% of Enrolled Students Who Were Retained in Program One Year Later2||% of Enrolled Students Who Graduated with MLIS Degree3||% of Enrolled Students Who Have Not Graduated Yet But Are Considered Active Students4|
Data as of October 2019. Note: Cohort Term is based on the semester in which the applicant applied to begin or continue in his/her program. These numbers include applicants seeking readmission into the MLIS program.
Students enrolled in the MLIS program are assessed throughout their program to ensure they are meeting programs expectations. The assessments are based on American Library Association standards and the program's student learning outcomes. Assessment data are collected within LiveText and are reviewed annually by the MLIS Assessment Committee. Assessment changes are implemented annually to program assessments as agreed upon by the Committee.
The MLIS program systematically contacts three types of stakeholders in order to gain valuable feedback on the program and its intended outcomes. MLIS students are asked to evaluate their preparation to enter the professional workforce during their final semester of the program. The same evaluation categories, which are based on ALA standards, are used on the MLIS alumni and employer survey. Alumni are contacted every two years and employers are contacted every three years to solicit feedback on program effectiveness. The results from these surveys are analyzed by the MLIS Assessment Committee on an annual basis and reported out to program faculty.
Alumni Employment Status 24 Months After Graduation
|Program Graduates and Response Rate||Year of Graduation|
|Number of Graduates||65||47||49||71||68|
|Number of Survey Respondents||35||32||28||31||34|
|Survey Response Rate||53.8||68.1||57.1||43.7||50.0|
|Percentage of Alumni Survey Respondents Employed in the Library & Information Field||91.4||90.6||78.6||96.8||91.2|
|Percentage of Alumni Survey Respondents Employed in an Academic or Public Library||85.7||75.0||64.3||87.1||84.8|
MLIS Program Stakeholder Survey Results
- Students, Alumni, and Employers Summary Results Analyses
- Graduating Students Survey Results - Graduates between Summer 2013 - Spring 2018
- Alumni Survey Results - Graduates between 2013 - 2017
- Employer Survey Results