Fast Facts about UMSI


Student enrollment (2018-19 academic year)

BSI: 326
MSI students: 461
MHI students: 77
Health Informatics certificate: 19
PhD students: 81


Core/active faculty: 79
Adjunct/affiliated faculty and research fellows: 32

Tuition (2018-19)

BSI program

  • $8,430 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $26,243 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

MSI program 

  • $11,564 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $23,339 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

MHI program 

  • $14,389 per term (full-time) for Michigan residents
  • $23,771 per term (full-time) for non-Michigan residents

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

9,001 (as of Fall 2018)

Areas of Interest

  • Data Science / Data Analytics / Computational Social Science
  • Library and Information Science / Archives and Records Management / Preservation of Information
  • User Experience Research and Design / Human Computer Interaction / Social Computing

Research expenditures

$4.29 million (FY 2017-18)


As a result of hard work by our faculty and staff, UMSI enjoys top national rankings in many academic areas. (1)

Career stats

  • 98% of our graduate students report finding employment in their field of choice.
  • Our masters' students earn the highest average starting salaries of any graduate program in certain areas of study. (2)

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.

U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings, 2014: #1 Information Systems, #1 Archives and Preservation, #4 Library and Information Studies, #4 Digital Librarianship, #4 Health Librarianship. Note: Established ranking systems do not exist for all programs or specializations

Library Journal Placements and Salaries Survey, December 2014

Unless otherwise specified, facts are current as of fall 2018.