University of Michigan-Ann Arbor finished in a tie for fifth in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

The Ann Arbor school’s peer assessment score was 4.3. The study ranked master’s degree programs using peer assessment questionnaires to rate programs’ academic quality on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being marginal and 5 being outstanding.

Deans, directors and senior faculty members provided the assessment information.

Schools with scores of less than 2.0 in the assessment are listed in alphabetical order at the bottom of the list. U.S. News calculated the numerical rank for these programs but did not publish the information for editorial reasons.


Top College Library and Information Studies Programs

RankSchoolCityPeer Assessment Score 
1University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign5 
2University of Washington Seattle5 
3University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill5 
4Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, N.Y.4 
5 (tie)University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor4 
5 (tie)University of Texas-Austin Austin4 
7Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew Brunswick4 
8University of Maryland-College Park College Park4 
9Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington4 
10University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh4 
11Drexel University Philadelphia4 
12 (tie)Florida State UniversityTallahassee4 
12 (tie)Simmons CollegeBoston4 
14 (tie)University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles3 
14 (tie)University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison3 
14 (tie)University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee3 
17University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleKnoxville3 
18University of South CarolinaColumbia3 
19Kent State University Kent, Ohio3 
20 (tie)University of KentuckyLexington3 
20 (tie)University of North TexasDenton3 
22 (tie)University at Albany-SUNY Albany, N.Y.3 
22 (tie)University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, N.Y.3 
22 (tie)University of ArizonaTucson3 
22 (tie)University of Missouri Columbia3 
22 (tie)University of North Carolina-GreensboroGreensboro3 
22 (tie)Wayne State UniversityDetroit3 
28 (tie)University of AlabamaTuscaloosa3 
28 (tie)University of Hawaii-ManoaHonolulu3 
28 (tie)University of OklahomaNorman3 
28 (tie)University of South FloridaTampa3 
32 (tie)The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.3 
32 (tie)University of IowaIowa City3 
34 (tie)Pratt InstituteNew York2 
34 (tie)San Jose State UniversitySan Jose2 
34 (tie)Texas Woman's UniversityDenton2 
37 (tie)Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, Ill.2 
37 (tie)Louisiana State University-Baton RougeBaton Rouge2 
37 (tie)North Carolina Central UniversityDurham2 
40 (tie)CUNY-Queens CollegeQueens, N.Y.2 
40 (tie)St. John's University Queens, N.Y.2 
40 (tie)University of Denver Denver2 
43 (tie)East Carolina UniversityGreenville, N.C.2 
43 (tie)LIU PostBrookville, N.Y.2 
43 (tie)St. Catherine University St. Paul, Minn.2 
UnpublishedClarion University of PennsylvaniaClarionN/A 
UnpublishedEmporia State UniversityEmporia, Kan.N/A 
UnpublishedUniversity of Puerto RicoSan JuanN/A 
UnpublishedUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonN/A 
UnpublishedUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburgN/A 
UnpublishedValdosta State UniversityValdosta, Ga.N/A 

Source: U.S. News