This page presents key statistics for the MSLIS program at Pratt Institute School of Information. It is updated at the conclusion of each academic year, with the most recent update in August 2018.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT

The program-level student learning outcomes assessment—a Portfolio completed by students during their final semester in the program—is required for all students entering the program in fall 2012 and after. For the past five academic years, all students have passed the Portfolio graduation requirement after at most three submissions.

Graduation Academic Year

Pass Portfolio (Percentage of Students)

N (students)

2013/2014

100.0%

65

2014/2015

100.0%

97

2015/2016

100.0%

69

2016/2017

100.0%

60

2017/2018 100.0% 66

Average

100.0%

 


GRADUATION RATE

From 2008-2017, on average 91% of students completed the program, with an average of 55% completing within two years or fewer.

Entering Academic Year

Graduating in two years or fewer

Graduating in three years or fewer

Total Graduation Rate

2008/2009

53.7%

78.9%

86.8%

2009/2010

56.9%

85.1%

94.5%

2010/2011

61.3%

84.5%

90.5%

2011/2012

58.6%

82.0%

90.6%

2012/2013

63.1%

86.1%

91.0%

2013/2014

52.1%

66.9%

91.0%

2015/2016

40.0%

65.3%

n/a

2016/2017 65.2% n/a n/a

Average

55.4%

79.4%

90.7%


ENROLLMENT AND RETENTION

Between 2013 and 2018, on average the MSLIS program enrolled 71 new students each academic year and retains on average 92% of those students.

Entering Academic Year

New Enrollment (N students)

Retention Rate (%)

2013/2014

115

79.1%

2014/2015

75

93.3%

2015/2016

63

96.8%

2016/2017

58

96.5%

2017/2018 46 95.6%

Average

71

92.3%


JOB PLACEMENT

Between 2013 and 2017, on average 91% of MSLIS graduates obtain employment when surveyed 9-months after graduation. Job titles of graduates as well as the organizations/companies that hired them are available as PDFs.

Graduation Academic Year

Employment Rate

N respondents

Response Rate

2013/2014

88.9%

54

47.8%

2014/2015

96.0%

50

48.1%

2015/2016

86.1%

36

48.6%

2016/2017 93.9% 33 52.2%

Average:

91.2%

 

 


EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Between 2013 and 2017, on average 89% of MSLIS graduates say that the employment obtained has put them on a career path consistent with goals when surveyed 9-months after graduation.

Graduation Academic Year

Career Path Consistent with Goals

N respondents

Response Rate

2013/2014

88.6%

54

47.8%

2014/2015

91.5%

50

48.1%

2015/2016

79.3%

36

48.6%

2016/2017 95.7% 31 52.2%

Average:

89.0%

 

 


STUDENT SATISFACTION

Overall, MSLIS students are satisfied with the program. Over the past four academic years (2013-2018), on average 89% of graduates agree or strongly agree that the School of Information offers a quality program that prepared them to enter the information professions, 90% say they would recommend Pratt to a friend, family member, or colleague interested in pursuing a MSLIS and 95% say that the faculty are effective teachers.

Graduation Academic Year

Pratt SI offered a quality program that prepared me to work in the information professions (Agree/Strongly Agree)

As a whole, the program faculty are effective teachers

(Agree/Strongly Agree)

Would you recommend Pratt School of Information to a friend, family member or colleague interested in pursuing a MSLIS? (Yes)

N respondents

Response Rate

2013/2014

86.5%

96.1%

87.8%

76

91.6%

2014/2015

83.8%

89.9%

83.5%

98

98.0%

2015/2016

90.6%

95.5%

90.6%

69

98.6%

2016/2017

92.2%

98.5%

92.3%

60

98.3%

2017/2018 93.9% 92.5% 97.0% 66 100%

Average:

89.4%

94.5%

90.2%

 

 


DEMOGRAPHICS

From 2013-2018, admitted students were on average 30 years old and 84% female. The majority of students are Caucasian from the Northeast United States.  

Entering Academic Year

Age (avg)

Female (%)

Male (%)

North-east (%)

West (%)

South (%)

Mid-west (%)

Intl. (%)

2013/2014

31

82.6%

17.4%

84.2%

2.6%

3.4%

7.8%

1.7%

2014/2015

31

88.0%

12.0%

84.0%

1.3%

4.0%

8.0%

2.6%

2015/2016

30

79.3%

20.6%

77.6%

7.9%

6.3%

3.1%

4.7%

2016/2017

30

74.1%

25.9%

79.2%

6.8%

8.6%

3.4%

1.7%

2017/2018 28 93.4% 6.5% 80.4% 6.5% 6.5% 4.3% 2.1%

Average

30

83.5%

16.5%

81.1%

5.0%

5.8%

5.3%

2.6%

Entering Academic Year

Caucasian

African-American

Hispanic

Asian/PI

Native American

Other

UD

International

2013-2014

75.6%

6.1%

5.2%

6.1%

0.0%

0.0%

5.2%

1.7%

2014-2015

81.3%

10.6%

0.0%

5.3%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

2.6%

2015-2016

65.0%

9.5%

7.9%

11.1%

0.0%

1.5%

0.0%

4.7%

2016-2017

81.0%

5.1%

5.1%

5.1%

0.0%

0.0%

5.1%

1.7%

2017-2018 67.4% 6.5% 0.0% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0% 8.7% 2.1%

Average:

74.1%

7.6%

3.6%

7.3%

0.0%

0.3%

3.8%

2.6%


SCHOOL GOALS: EVALUATION AND ACTION PLAN

Each year at its annual retreat, the School of Information evaluates the extent to which its goals are being addressed and creates an action plan to ensure goals are addressed. In a reciprocal relationship, factors specific to the MSLIS program both inform the evaluation and respective action plan, and School-level factors influence MSLIS program quality. The 2016/2017 evaluation and 2017/2018 action plan are available on the school’s Mission, Vision, and Goals webpage. The 2017/2018 evaluation and 2018/2019 operational action plan is expected to be posted in fall 2018.

COMPREHENSIVE SELF-STUDY

In 2015-2016, the School undertook a comprehensive self-study of the MSLIS program, which is a requirement for seeking continued accreditation from the American Library Association. The study illustrates how the MSLIS program addresses the six standards of the 2008 ALA Standards for Accredited Programs: 1) Mission, Vision, Goals, 2) Curriculum, 3) Faculty, 4) Students, 5) Administration & Financial Support, and 6) Physical Resources & Facilities. The Self-Study is available on this website for viewing and download.