Best School Library Media Programs Comparison


A school library (or a school library media center) is a library within a school where students, staff, and often, parents of a public or private school have access to a variety of resources. The goal of the school library media center is to ensure that all members of the school community have equitable access "to books and reading, to information, and to information technology. Here we introduce best colleges in the field of school library media where Florida State University is ranked top and Rutgers University-New Brunswick is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at school library media colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best school library media schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best School Library Media College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Public, Four or more years 40,695
2 Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, New Jersey Public, Four or more years 40,434
3 Syracuse University Syracuse, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 21,029
3 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington Public, Four or more years 43,485
5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois Public, Four or more years 44,520
5 University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, South Carolina Public, Four or more years 31,288
7 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, Maryland Public, Four or more years 37,248
8 University of North Texas Denton, Texas Public, Four or more years 37,950
9 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii Public, Four or more years 20,426
10 Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 25,500
10 Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 4,830
10 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Public, Four or more years 29,278

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best School Library Media College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
Florida State University No $ 30 53.7%
(52.2%/54.7%)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick No $ 65 60.9%
(58.6%/63.1%)
Syracuse University No $ 70 51.3%
(48.0%/54.1%)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus No $ 60 58.4%
(55.5%/60.9%)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign No $ 50 63.3%
(63.0%/63.8%)
University of South Carolina-Columbia No $ 50 63.1%
(64.7%/61.9%)
University of Maryland-College Park No $ 65 46.9%
(47.7%/45.5%)
University of North Texas No $ 60 64.2%
(62.3%/65.7%)
University of Hawaii at Manoa No $ 70 78.4%
(76.2%/80.1%)
Drexel University No $ 75 74.9%
(76.1%/73.7%)
Simmons College No $ 55 48.3%
(-/48.3%)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill No $ 80 33.0%
(34.9%/31.7%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best School Library Media colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best School Library Media schools at Best School Library Media schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best School Library Media Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
Florida State University $ 4,587$ 1,815$ 19,032$ 2,538 $ 9,684$ 1,821$ 24,116$ 2,502
Rutgers University-New Brunswick $ 10,356$ 2,717$ 23,676$ 2,717 $ 15,024$ 1,915$ 24,600$ 1,915
Syracuse University $ 37,610$ 1,394$ 37,610$ 1,394 $ 29,976$ 1,080$ 29,976$ 1,080
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $ 11,305$ 1,078$ 28,860$ 1,078 $ 13,280$ 1,078$ 25,690$ 1,078
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $ 12,603$ 2,886$ 28,230$ 2,886 $ 13,726$ 2,886$ 26,274$ 2,886
University of South Carolina-Columbia $ 10,088$ 400$ 27,244$ 400 $ 11,272$ 400$ 24,196$ 400
University of Maryland-College Park $ 7,175$ 1,733$ 25,554$ 1,733 $ 9,918$ 1,413$ 21,384$ 1,413
University of North Texas $ 6,187$ 2,170$ 14,611$ 2,170 $ 5,242$ 1,460$ 11,562$ 1,460
University of Hawaii at Manoa $ 8,664$ 740$ 24,912$ 740 $ 11,592$ 760$ 28,152$ 760
Drexel University $ 36,893$ 2,290$ 36,893$ 2,290 $ 28,215$ 270$ 28,215$ 270
Simmons College $ 33,350$ 1,000$ 33,350$ 1,000 $ 19,300$ 100$ 19,300$ 100
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 5,823$ 1,870$ 26,575$ 1,870 $ 7,834$ 1,855$ 23,924$ 1,855

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best School Library Media school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best School Library Media schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the School Library Media colleges at best School Library Media school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best School Library Media Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Florida State University 5,75094%$ 4,615 2,53442%$ 6,972
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 3,33755%$ 11,392 3,65660%$ 8,042
Syracuse University 2,37870%$ 25,371 2,03260%$ 8,583
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2,03136%$ 14,178 1,79732%$ 5,527
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3,32646%$ 11,411 3,26245%$ 6,622
University of South Carolina-Columbia 3,97887%$ 7,220 2,16947%$ 6,698
University of Maryland-College Park 2,49262%$ 6,796 1,44836%$ 7,104
University of North Texas 2,01051%$ 10,837 2,24457%$ 5,649
University of Hawaii at Manoa 1,26065%$ 6,781 80842%$ 11,275
Drexel University 2,98098%$ 16,890 1,82260%$ 10,896
Simmons College 32795%$ 18,823 26577%$ 9,407
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1,88847%$ 12,583 1,26031%$ 5,712

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best School Library Mediaschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best School Library Media Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Florida State University 40,69528,7333,438 5,9392,585
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 40,43430,0381,555 5,2933,548
Syracuse University 21,02914,169629 4,6341,597
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 43,48526,2283,247 10,9493,061
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 44,52031,1181,163 9,5862,653
University of South Carolina-Columbia 31,28821,6461,717 5,0722,853
University of Maryland-College Park 37,24824,4862,052 7,7882,922
University of North Texas 37,95023,8706,723 3,2784,079
University of Hawaii at Manoa 20,42611,9752,680 2,9522,819
Drexel University 25,50013,0722,804 4,9374,687
Simmons College 4,8301,647145 8022,236
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 29,27817,562941 6,9363,839

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best School Library Media schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best School Library Media Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Florida State University 75.13%
(4,651 / 6,191)
72.86%
(1,890 / 2,594)
76.76%
(2,761 / 3,597)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 79.31%
(4,166 / 5,253)
76.20%
(2,068 / 2,714)
82.63%
(2,098 / 2,539)
Syracuse University 81.67%
(2,487 / 3,045)
78.37%
(1,065 / 1,359)
84.34%
(1,422 / 1,686)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 80.81%
(4,270 / 5,284)
79.55%
(1,976 / 2,484)
81.93%
(2,294 / 2,800)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 83.96%
(6,005 / 7,152)
81.70%
(2,969 / 3,634)
86.30%
(3,036 / 3,518)
University of South Carolina-Columbia 72.41%
(2,640 / 3,646)
69.40%
(1,084 / 1,562)
74.66%
(1,556 / 2,084)
University of Maryland-College Park 82.02%
(3,235 / 3,944)
79.00%
(1,618 / 2,048)
85.28%
(1,617 / 1,896)
University of North Texas 48.29%
(1,738 / 3,599)
42.63%
(665 / 1,560)
52.62%
(1,073 / 2,039)
University of Hawaii at Manoa 55.69%
(935 / 1,679)
52.05%
(394 / 757)
58.68%
(541 / 922)
Drexel University 65.34%
(1,474 / 2,256)
62.22%
(825 / 1,326)
69.78%
(649 / 930)
Simmons College 66.51%
(290 / 436)
0.00%
(0 / 0)
66.51%
(290 / 436)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89.36%
(3,392 / 3,796)
87.70%
(1,333 / 1,520)
90.47%
(2,059 / 2,276)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
Florida State University 4.0%4.0% 3.8%3.7% 3.8%
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 7.1%7.1% 6.7%5.9% 7.1%
Syracuse University 6.7%6.7% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 5.9%9.1% 8.3%7.7% 6.7%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 5.3%5.3% 5.3%5.0% 5.0%
University of South Carolina-Columbia 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.9% 5.9%
University of Maryland-College Park 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
University of North Texas 3.8%4.3% 4.3%4.8% 4.3%
University of Hawaii at Manoa 7.7%7.1% 7.1%7.7% 7.7%
Drexel University 6.7%10.0% 10.0%9.1% 7.1%
Simmons College 6.7%7.7% 7.7%9.1% 9.1%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7.1%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%

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