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Information Science at University of Kentucky

If you are interested in studying information science, you may want to check out the program at University of Kentucky. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UK is located in Lexington, Kentucky and approximately 29,402 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 students received a bachelor's degree in IS from UK.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

UK Information Science Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at UK

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? UK offers distance education options for IS at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

UK Information Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IS progam at UK compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IS major at UK is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 11
Most Popular Online Information Science Schools 13
Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 40
Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 48
Best Information Science Schools 69
Most Popular Information Science Schools 78
Best Value Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 91
Best Value Information Science Schools 124
Most Focused Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 163
Most Focused Information Science Schools 268

IS Student Demographics at UK

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at University of Kentucky.

UK Information Science Bachelor’s Program

26% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 IS majors earned their bachelor's degree from UK. Of these graduates, 74% were men and 26% were women.

UK Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 80% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IS at UK are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Kentucky with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at University of Kentucky
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 40
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UK also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Information Science

Information Science majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Kentucky. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
General Information Science 50

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for KY, the home state for University of Kentucky.

Occupation Jobs in KY Average Salary in KY
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,800 $119,470
Computer Workers 2,500 $79,420
Systems Software Developers 2,300 $84,300
Computer Science Professors 280 $80,390


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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