Clarion University's online Master of Science in Library Science continues to hold its own in national rankings. Online Schools Report ranks Clarion University's online M.S.L.S. program as second in the nation.
OSR reports how they determined rankings on its website.
"OSR uses six data points: three school-wide and three program specific. For school-wide, OSR uses Student Satisfaction, Admission Rates, and the number of programs the school offers online. For program specific, OSR checks the Median Debt of graduates from that program, how many degrees are offered within that program's umbrella department, and what percentage of students at that school graduated from that department."
Clarion University is one of two Pennsylvania schools to make the list. The other is fellow Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education sister school Kutztown University ranked at No. 4.
Clarion University's Master of Science in information and library science program was the first of its kind in the State System. The Department of Information and Library Science seeks to prepare students to access, evaluate, manage, communicate, create, and adapt the information environment to meet the needs of changing user groups. Through their diverse professional backgrounds and research expertise, the faculty prepare students for a range of emerging careers in libraries and all types of information agencies.