Wisconsin contains two schools that offer library science programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking library science school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 library science schools in Wisconsin, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Wisconsin-Madison comes out as the most expensive ($15,047/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as the lowest recorded at only $10,693/yr.
Library Science students from Wisconsin schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wisconsin alone, there are 2,800 employed library technicians earning an average yearly salary of $28,110. Library science teachers in this state earn $58,850/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the library science schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from library science, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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