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10 Affordable Online Degrees: Masters in Library Science Best Buys


Looking to go back to school to get an online Masters in Library Science but are concerned about the costs?

Check out our top 10 "Best Buys" -
a ranking of accredited online colleges offering the most affordable online degrees, all offering Masters in Library Science programs for less than $20,000.

All the programs on our Best Buys list are
regionally accredited — they hold the strictest and most respected higher education accreditation which means they are most likely to be accepted by employers or other universities if you plan on transferring credits.

The Get Educated online university rankings were objectively calculated by comparing tuition and distance education fees for 16 different masters degree programs in the area of library science. Being ranked as a Best Buy indicates that the degree program has been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality online degree at a cost well below the national average.

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This is a cost ranking of Masters in Library Science programs. Colleges never pay to be included in these consumer affordability rankings. To appear on a Get Educated Best Online Colleges ranking list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all degrees surveyed in the comprehensive national data set.

Most expensive degree surveyed: $45,000 (from Drexel University)
Most affordable degree surveyed: $7,371 (from East Carolina University)
Average cost of degrees surveyed: $21,047


RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

East Carolina University
  • Master of Library Science
(NC)
$7,371
$28,002
Resident
Others
2

A

Valdosta State University
  • Master of Library & Information Science
(GA)
$9,945
3

A-

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Library & Information Technology
(ND)
$11,867
4

A-

University of Central Missouri
  • Master of Science in Library Science & Information Services
(MO)
$12,060
5

B+

University of South Alabama
  • Master of Education with Certification in Library Media
(AL)
$12,978
6

B+

University of Colorado Denver
  • Master of Arts in Information & Learning Technologies / School Library
(CO)
$13,764
7

B

Texas Womans University
  • Master of Library Science
(TX)
$13,980
$25,140
Resident
Others
8

B

Texas Womans University
  • Master of Arts in Library Science
(TX)
$15,145
$27,235
Resident
Others
9

B-

Florida State University
  • Master of Science in Library & Information Studies
(FL)
$17,152
$39,868
Resident
Others
10

C+

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Library Science
(PA)
$19,191
$19,839
Resident
Others



Costs were valid at the time of collection (Fall 2011).

Note: In addition to being regionally accredited, four of the top 10 most affordable library science masters are also programatically accredited by the American Library Association (ALA): Valdosta State University, Texas Woman's University, Florida State University, and Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Depending on what career you wish to pursue, an ALA accredited library science degree may be essential.

These affordable online degrees ratings for Masters in Library Science programs are based on a Fall 2011 distance learning survey of regionally accredited (or regional accreditation candidate) universities. Tuition and fees stated are valid for that time period (Fall 2011). Profiles for each distance degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different update schedule.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online masters degree and typically reflects the most affordable, cheapest distance degree program. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite online course requirements, and financial aid will affect your final purchase price.


Colleges cannot pay to be included in the Get Educated online university rankings. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited university which offers a degree that is delivered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to use the Get Educated Best Buy award badges, should your degree appear on these rankings.

If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each Best Buy list is calculated every two years. The next online Masters in Library Science Best Buy list will be compiled Fall 2013.

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