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University of Michigan School of Information


Fast facts



Student enrollment (as of Fall 2021)

BSI students: 339
MSI students: 501
MHI students: 75
MADS students: 640
PhD students: 130
Total: 1,685

Health Informatics certificate: 19
XR certificate: 10


  • AHN: 15%*
  • International: 33%

*AHN: Includes domestic students who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or multiracial including one of these racial or ethnic groups. Count is unique individuals.


Core faculty: 69

Tuition (2021-22)

BSI program

  • $8,940 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $28,317 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

MSI program 

  • $12,451 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $25,068 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

MHI program 

  • $15,476 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $25,530 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

MADS program (part-time online degree)

  • $1,153 for first credit hour for Michigan residents; $968 for additional credits
  • $1,476 for first credit hour for non-Michigan residents; $1,291 for additional credits

PhD program: Students accepted into the PhD program are fully funded by the School of Information.

The U-M Registrar maintains detailed information about tuition and fees.

UMSI active alumni

9,580 (as of Fall 2021)

Research expenditures

$5,842,756 (FY 2020-21)

Career stats

  • 95% of 2021 graduates are working in their field of choice
  • 95% of 2021 graduates report high levels of job satisfaction
  • BSI average salary: $78K
  • MSI average salaries: $99K (private sector), $60K (public sector)
  • MHI average salaries: $83K (private sector), $79K (public sector)

View detailed employment results for our BSI, MSI and MHI programs

ALA accreditation

The School of Information has one of the American Library Association’s longest continually accredited programs. It first received accreditation in 1926/27 and most recently in 2017. The Master of Science in Information program at University of Michigan School of Information is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2024.

Read the 2017 ALA self-study report.

*Library Journal Placements and Salaries Survey, December 2019

Unless otherwise specified, facts are current as of fall 2020.