Statistics

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Rates of applicant acceptance

Applied Admitted Admited % Enrolled Enrolled %
SP17 12 11 91.66% 10 83.33%
FA16 29 23 79.00% 15 52.00%
SP16 20 18 90.00% 14 70.00%
FA15 23 19 82.61% 11 47.83%
SP15 44 41 93.18% 27 61.36%
FA14 19 14 73.68% 12 63.16%
SP14 42 33 78.57% 22 52.38%
FA13 12 9 75.00% 4 33.33%
SP13 39 31 79.49% 18 46.15%
FA12 29 21 72.41% 17 58.62%
SP12 82 66 80.49% 42 51.22%
FA11 11 4 36.36% 4 36.36%
SP11 61 49 80.33% 28 45.90%
FA10 29 19 65.52% 11 37.93%
SP10 64 47 73.44% 26 40.63%
FA09 28 23 82.14% 16 57.14%

Attrition and retention

<Data forthcoming>

Time to graduation, graduation rate

Of the 227 students who enrolled between Fall 2009 – Spring 2015, the overall graduation rate was 87%, with time to graduation between 2.0 – 2.5 years.

Job placement and employment advancement

For the Program’s 2013 alumni survey, we contacted 211 alumni who graduated from 2007-2012, and received 76 responses (36%). Among our findings was that 86% of respondents reported that they were hired in an LIS-related professional position, primarily in academic (39%), public (24%) or school (16%) libraries. Most alumni (77%) work in Hawaii, with 19% working on the US mainland, and 4% internationally. Placement information for our 43 school library media specialist graduates since 2009 is reported in our 2015 ALA Accreditation Program Presentation (Appendix 2-17, Practicum Report, section E).

More recently, for the 2014 Library Journal survey, we sent a request to the 33 alumni (27 women and 6 men) who graduated during the prior year. Seventeen of the 33 students completed the survey (51.5%), which was the third highest rate among reporting schools. Of the 17 respondents, 15 were employed full-time, and reported salaries ranging between $31,200 and $87,408, with an average of $48,909. This amount is higher than both the national average ($47,789) and our regional average ($48,300 in the “West”), and demonstrates that our graduates are finding employment in the state, nationally, and internationally.

Additional data is also available via the Library Journal Placement & Salaries Survey.

Student performance information

We ask employers to indicate the extent to which UH LIS graduates are able to demonstrate skills in three broad areas, and over 70% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with all three of these statements of our graduates’ abilities:

  • Display problem solving abilities
  • Use new information technologies effectively
  • Function well on teams

In the free response section, employers praised the UH LIS graduates in their organizations:

  • “
UH LIS graduates come well prepared for librarianship. They also tend to have knowledge of Hawaiʻi, which is extremely helpful.”
  • “
The internship program is particularly important for students to develop confidence and expertise.”
  • “The grad I hired has won multiple national awards.”
  • “Our branch employs 7 UH LIS graduates: 5 librarians, including the Branch Manager and 2 library assistants.”
  • “We have had good experiences with UH LIS interns and recent grads as substitutes.”

For the 2013-2014 review period, the Program also requested access to principals’ ratings of LIS graduates on the Hawai‘i 
DOE’s Educator Effectiveness System (EES). The EES uses a 4-point rating scale and ten of eleven graduates hired since 2009 were rated with the following criteria:

  • Highly effective: met or exceeded at least 90% to 100% of expected target.
  • Effective: met or exceeded at least 75% to 89% of expected target.
  • Developing: met or exceeded at least 60% to 74% of expected target.
  • Ineffective: met less than 60% of expected target.

Nine of the ten librarians received “effective” or “highly effective” ratings on foci they had selected for the evaluation.

Program profile; course/program objective; competencies

Program Goals
See: http://hawaii.edu/lis/about-us/mission/

Degree Requirements
See: http://hawaii.edu/lis/programs/mlisc-degree/

ALA Core Competences and LIS Student Learning Outcomes
See: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/advising/ALA_Core_Alignment_LIS_Student_Outcomes.pdf

Course/program learning outcomes, etc.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Assessment
See: http://hawaii.edu/lis/about-us/assessment/

Licensure pass rates (as applicable)

GPA above 3.0: 100%