Accreditation & Student Achievement Data

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Florida State University's School of Information programs are consistently highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

  • ALA-Accredited Master’s in Information (MSI/MAI) degree is ranked #11 in Library and Information Studies programs
  • School Media Specialization is ranked #1
  • Youth Services Specialization is ranked #3.
  • The Master’s of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree is ranked among the Top 3 public universities in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs
  • The Master’s of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) was also rated #3 among public institutions as Best Online Information Technology Programs for Veterans.

 

MSI Time to Degree: AY2017-18: 2.09 years | 2018-19: 2.29 years | 2019-20: 2.25 years | 2020-21: 2.10 years | 2021-22: 2.13 years (Su/Fa 2021 only)  

MSI Employment in Field of Study: AY2017-18: 88.9% | 2018-19: 87.9% | 2019-20: 100.0% | 2020-21: 94.8%

 

Table 1: Current Semester
Degree BS-ICT BS-IT MSI MSIT Specialist PhD
Enrollment Spring 2022 158* 217* 333 176 3 31
Enrollment FT 135 173 276 51 0 25
Enrollment PT 23 44 57 125 3 6
Minorities 46.84% 51.61% 36.34% 58.52% 66.67% 70.97%
Females 53.16% 19.35% 80.48% 34.66% 66.67% 54.84%
Degrees Awarded
(AY2021-2022–Su/Fa 2021 only)
34 54 61 43 1 3
Retention AY 2021-22 Cohort** 88.9% 92.1% 99.3% 99.3% 100.0% 100.0%
Retention AY 2020-21 Cohort 86.7% 95.4% 98.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Retention AY 2019-20 Cohort 100.0% 100.0% 99.1% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0%
Retention AY 2018-19 Cohort 100.0% 98.7% 95.9% 89.5% 71.4% 80.0%
Retention AY 2017-18 Cohort 98.9% 99.0% 91.3% 97.1% 0.0% 100.0%
* Undergraduate Enrollment includes Not-Formally Admitted students (48 pre-ICT, 58 pre-IT). Retention includes Summer and Fall Admits only. Data as of late January 2022.
Table 2: Previous Semester
Degree BS-ICT BS-IT MSI MSIT Specialist PhD
Enrollment Fall 2021 145* 221* 339 176 6 34
Enrollment FT 128 185 60 45 2 26
Enrollment PT 17 36 279 131 4 8
Minorities 48.48% 60.87% 32.15% 52.84% 50.00% 67.65%
Females 53.79% 19.00% 78.47% 38.64% 66.67% 55.88%
Degrees Awarded (AY2021-2022-Su2021 only)) 14 27 25 9 0 1
Retention AY 2020-21 Cohort 86.7% 95.4% 98.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Retention AY 2019-20 Cohort 100.0% 100.0% 99.1% 100.0% 66.7% 100.0%
Retention AY 2018-19 Cohort 100.0% 98.7% 95.9% 89.5% 71.4% 80.0%
Retention AY 2017-18 Cohort 98.9% 99.0% 91.3% 97.1% 0.0% 100.0%
* Undergraduate Enrollment includes Not-Formally Admitted students (44 pre-ICT, 58 pre-IT). Data updated late January 2022
Table 3: Undergraduate Level Enrollment and Degrees Over Time
Undergraduate Level 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall
Enrollment UG Total 413 404 412 417 406 366
UG Enrollment FT 361 341 363 368 362 313
UG Enrollment PT 52 63 49 49 44 53
BS-ICT 205 215 203 200 174 145
Female 136 137 123 118 97 78
Male 69 78 80 82 77 67
BS-IT 208 189 209 217 232 221
Female 34 28 42 55 54 42
Male 174 161 167 162 178 179
Degrees Awarded
AY Total*
182 (15-16) 196 (16-17) 184 (17-18) 156 (18-19) 197 (19-20) 41 (20-21)**
BS-ICT Degrees Awarded 95 94 88 118 85 34
BS-IT Degrees Awarded 101 90 68 79 71 54
* Degrees Awarded includes Summer / Fall 2021 Only.
Table 4: Graduate Level Enrollment and Degrees Over Time
Graduate Level 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall
Enrollment Grad Total 308 307 362 399 505 555
PhD Enrollment FT 15 21 26 25 28 26
PhD Enrollment PT 5 5 4 4 6 8
MSI Enrollment FT 45 49 47 58 62 60
MSI Enrollment PT 181 168 183 203 234 279
MSIT Enrollment FT 14 21 18 31 37 45
MSIT Enrollment PT 42 40 75 74 128 131
Specialist Enrollment FT 0 1 0 1 4 2
Specialist Enrollment PT 6 2 9 4 6 4
PhD 20 26 30 29 34 34
Female 13 16 17 16 18 19
Male 7 10 13 13 16 15
MSI 226 217 230 261 296 339
Female 189 176 186 207 236 266
Male 37 41 44 54 60 73
MSIT 56 61 93 105 165 176
Female 20 26 26 34 72 68
Male 36 35 67 71 93 108
Specialist 6 3 9 5 10 6
Female 6 3 4 0 4 4
Male 0 0 5 5 6 2
Degrees Awarded
AY Total*
117 (16-17) 126 (17-18) 132 (18-19) 137 (19-20) 179 (20-21) 35 (21-22)**
PhD Degrees Awarded 7 0 3 3 4 3
MSI Degrees Awarded 87 95 87 93 108 61
MSIT Degrees Awarded 21 29 41 36 64 43
Specialist Degrees Awarded 2 2 1 5 3 1
*Degrees Awarded includes Summer / Fall 2021 Only.

Historical (documents can be provided in alternative format)

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Spring 2022 

In Spring 2022, 925 students enrolled in FSU’s School of Information include: 

550 graduate level students (PhD, MSI, MSIT, Specialist, and Graduate Certificate seekers) 

375 undergraduate students (ICT, IT, and pre-IT / pre-ICT, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate seekers) 

The 550 graduate students (59.46%) include: 

PHD total: 31 

MSI total: 333 

MSIT total: 176 

Specialist total: 3 

Non-degree Graduate / Certificate only total: 7 (unduplicated). 

[Please note, a total of 164 students are actively seeking 215 Certificates when using duplicated Grad count.]  

The 375 undergraduate students (40.54%) include: 

ICT students: 110 

IT students: 159 

pre-ICT students: 41 + 7* = 48 (*Upper Level, NFA) 

pre-IT students: 52 + 6* = 58 (*Upper Level, NFA) 

Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate only): 0 (unduplicated) 

Of the 925 students, 433 (Grad, UG, 46.8%) identify as minority (American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian, Black/African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Two or More Races), 492 either identify as White or did Not Specify their race/ethnicity. 480 students enrolled are female (51.89%), 445 are male. 

 

For the Academic Year 2021-2022 (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) a total of 196 degrees were awarded as follows: 

 

Graduate Degrees (108 degrees, 55.1%) – Summer / Fall 2021 (only): 

PhD: 3 

MSI: 61 

MSIT: 43 

Specialist: 1 

Undergraduate Degrees (88 degrees, 44.9%) – Summer 2021 Only: 

ICT (BA / BS): 34 

IT (BS): 54 

Information Communication Tech Minor: 0 

Information Technology Minor: 0 

93 degrees were earned by females (47.45%), 103 degrees were awarded to males (52.55%). 80 degrees (40.82%) were received by minority students. 

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Fall 2021

In Fall 2021, 927 students enrolled in FSU’s School of Information include:

561 graduate level students (PhD, MSI, MSIT, Specialist, and Graduate Certificate seekers)

366 undergraduate students (ICT, IT, and pre-IT / pre-ICT, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate seekers)

The 561 graduate students (60.5%) include:

PHD total: 34

MSI total: 339

MSIT total: 176

Specialist total: 6

Non-degree Graduate / Certificate only total: 6 (unduplicated).

[Please note, a total of 184 students are actively seeking 240 Certificates when using duplicated Grad count.]

The 366 undergraduate students (39.5%) included:

ICT students: 101

IT students: 163

pre-ICT students: 33 + 11* = 44 (*Upper Level, NFA)

pre-IT students: 50 + 8* = 58 (*Upper Level, NFA)

Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate only): 0 (unduplicated)

Of the 927 students, 419 (Grad, UG, 45.2%) identify as minority (American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian, Black/African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Two or More Races), 508 either identify as White or did Not Specify their race/ethnicity. 482 students enrolled are female (52.0%), 445 are male.

 

For the Academic Year 2021-2022 (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) a total of 76 degrees were awarded as follows:

 

Graduate Degrees (35 degrees, 46.1%) – Summer 2021 (only):

PhD: 1

MSI: 25

MSIT: 9

Specialist: 0

Undergraduate Degrees (41 degrees, 53.9%) – Summer 2021 Only:

ICT (BA / BS): 14

IT (BS): 27

Information Communication Tech Minor: 0

Information Technology Minor: 0

28 of all degrees were earned by females (36.84%), 48 degrees were awarded to males (63.16%). 39 degrees (51.32%) were received by minority students.

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Summer 2021 

In Summer 2021, 641 students enrolled in FSU’s School of Information include: 

368 graduate level students (PhD, MSI, MSIT, Specialist, and Graduate Certificate seekers) 

269 undergraduate students (ICT, IT, and pre-IT / pre-ICT, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate seekers) 

The 368 graduate students (58.0%) include: 

PHD total: 31 

MSI total: 214 

MSIT total: 119 

Specialist total: 4 

Non-degree Graduate / Certificate only total: 4 (unduplicated). 

[Please note, a total of 148 students are actively seeking 194 Certificates when using duplicated Grad count.]  

The 269 undergraduate students (42.0%) included: 

ICT students: 81 

IT students: 132 

pre-ICT students: 16 + 7* = 23 (*Upper Level, NFA) 

pre-IT students: 29 + 3* = 32 (*Upper Level, NFA) 

Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate only): 3 (unduplicated) 

Of the 641 students, 309 (Grad, UG, 48.21%) identify as minority (American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian, Black/African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Two or More Races), 332 either identify as White or did Not Specify their race/ethnicity. 331 students enrolled are female (51.64%), 310 are male. 

 

For the Academic Year 2020-2021 (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021) a total of 335 degrees were awarded as follows: 

 

Graduate Degrees (179 degrees, 53.4%) – Summer, Fall 2020, Spring 2021: 

PhD: 4 

MSI: 107 + 1 combined MSI-Law 

MSIT: 64 

Specialist: 3 

Undergraduate Degrees (156 degrees, 46.6%) – Summer, Fall 2020, Spring 2021: 

ICT (BA / BS): 85 

IT (BS): 71 

Information Communication Tech Minor: 0 

Information Technology Minor: 1 

180 of all degrees were earned by females (53.73%), 156 degrees were awarded to males (46.27%). 154 degrees (45.97%) were received by minority students.