Each semester as students complete their MLIS or MARA degree, the school asks them to complete an exit survey. Although the school uses the data to identify areas to improve its programs, as a new student, survey results can help you learn about your future classmates.
The data about the December 2013 graduates from the MLIS program was recently released and posted on the school’s website. Here are some interesting details.
Around 30% of students live outside of the state of California. You will find that many of your classmates reside all over the United States, while some, about 5%, even live outside of the U.S. Because SLIS offers a fully online program, students across the globe can share a virtual classroom. Since starting my MLIS degree I have worked with students all over the country, including some students in Canada, Japan, and South Korea. Making connections with so many different classmates has allowed me to see the information profession from a worldwide perspective.