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Information Science – Admissions Data

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Applications 35 35 35 17 31 36 33 34 30 24
Offers (% selectivity) 27 (77%) 27 (77%) 31 (89%) 13 (76%) 21 (68%) 26 (72%) 19 (58%) 21 (62%) 21 (70%) 17 (71%)
Accepts (% yield) 26 (96%) 27 (100%) 26 (84%) 11 (85%) 20 (95%) 23 (88%) 18 (95%) 21 (100%) 18 (86%) 8 (47%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Information Science – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) - c c c c c c c - -
Quantitative (P) - c c c c c c c - -
Analyt Writing (P) - c c c c c c c - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*GRE tests taken on or after August 1st, 2011 are scored according the following scale:
    Verbal Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Quantitative Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Analytical Writing: 0 - 6, half point increments
  For tests taken prior to August 1st, 2011, scores were converted to the new scale accordingly.
P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Information Science – Average GMAT Scores for New Enrollees

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total (P) * - - c - c - - - - -
Verbal (P) * - - c - c - - - - -
Quantitative (P) * - - c - c - - - - -
Analyt Writing (P) * - - c - c - - - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Information Science – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
GPA 3.28
n=24
3.27
n=18
3.28
n=15
2.94
n=6
3.44
n=8
3.32
n=15
3.32
n=15
3.23
n=18
3.24
n=13
3.27
n=6

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Information Science – Demographics for New Enrollees

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total New Enrl 24 17 19 8 15 17 17 18 13 6
Domestic 24 (100%) 17 (100%) 17 (89%) 8 (100%) 10 (67%) 13 (76%) 15 (88%) 11 (61%) 12 (92%) 4 (67%)
  Total URM * 3 (13%) 4 (24%) 3 (16%) - 2 (13%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) -
    Black/Afr. Amer.   2 (8%)   3 (18%)   2 (11%) -   1 (7%)   2 (12%)   2 (12%)   1 (6%)   1 (8%) -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (4%)   1 (6%)   1 (5%) -   1 (7%) -   1 (6%) - - -
  Asian 2 (8%) 2 (12%) 2 (11%) 2 (25%) 4 (27%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 6 (33%) 2 (15%) 4 (67%)
  White 18 (75%) 10 (59%) 11 (58%) 6 (75%) 3 (20%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%) 4 (22%) 9 (69%) -
  Two or More - - 1 (5%) - 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) - - -
  Unknown 1 (4%) 1 (6%) - - - - - - - -
International - - 2 (11%) - 5 (33%) 4 (24%) 2 (12%) 7 (39%) 1 (8%) 2 (33%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 7 (29%) 3 (18%) 3 (16%) 1 (13%) 6 (40%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%) 10 (56%) 6 (46%) 2 (33%)
Male 17 (71%) 14 (82%) 16 (84%) 7 (88%) 9 (60%) 13 (76%) 8 (47%) 8 (44%) 7 (54%) 4 (67%)
Total 24 17 19 8 15 17 17 18 13 6

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Information Science – Total Enrollments by Degree

2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MS 133 111 81 67 65 80 60 51 52 25

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Information Science – Total Enrollments by Demographic

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Enrl 133 111 81 67 65 80 60 51 52 25
Domestic 131 (98%) 111 (100%) 78 (96%) 66 (99%) 53 (82%) 63 (79%) 52 (87%) 44 (86%) 44 (85%) 21 (84%)
  Total URM * 14 (11%) 13 (12%) 9 (11%) 6 (9%) 5 (8%) 7 (9%) 7 (12%) 4 (8%) 5 (10%) 3 (12%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   10 (8%)   8 (7%)   6 (7%)   6 (9%)   4 (6%)   6 (8%)   5 (8%)   3 (6%)   4 (8%)   2 (8%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is.   1 (1%)   1 (1%) - - - - - - -   1 (4%)
    Hispanic/Latino   3 (2%)   4 (4%)   3 (4%) -   1 (2%)   1 (1%)   2 (3%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%) -
  Asian 25 (19%) 17 (15%) 11 (14%) 11 (16%) 13 (20%) 17 (21%) 17 (28%) 14 (27%) 14 (27%) 10 (40%)
  White 83 (62%) 74 (67%) 55 (68%) 44 (66%) 30 (46%) 37 (46%) 26 (43%) 24 (47%) 24 (46%) 8 (32%)
  Two or More 2 (2%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 2 (3%) 1 (1%) 2 (3%) 2 (4%) 1 (2%) -
  Unknown 7 (5%) 6 (5%) 2 (2%) 4 (6%) 3 (5%) 1 (1%) - - - -
International 2 (2%) - 3 (4%) 1 (1%) 12 (18%) 17 (21%) 8 (13%) 7 (14%) 8 (15%) 4 (16%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 27 (20%) 20 (18%) 17 (21%) 11 (16%) 16 (25%) 22 (28%) 17 (28%) 18 (35%) 21 (40%) 10 (40%)
Male 106 (80%) 91 (82%) 64 (79%) 56 (84%) 49 (75%) 58 (73%) 43 (72%) 33 (65%) 31 (60%) 15 (60%)
Total 133 111 81 67 65 80 60 51 52 25

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Information Science – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

ENGGV 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
MS 36 39 22 21 7
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MS 36 39 22 22 7 33 23 12 24 6

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Information Science – Median Time to Degree (years)

MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.5 4 3 2.4 2.9 2.3 2.3
First Enrollment 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.5 4 3 3.3 2.9 2.3 2.3
Number (n) n=36 n=39 n=22 n=22 n=7 n=33 n=23 n=12 n=24 n=6

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*In Major/Degree: The median time to degree in graduating major and degree at Penn State.
First Enrollment: The median time to degree based on the first enrollment as a graduate student at Penn State.


Information Science – Degree Completion, GV Campus

MS #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2011/12 Cohort 34 1 5 9 2 2 1 1 - - 21 62%
2012/13 Cohort 24 1 4 2 6 1 - - - 14 58%
2013/14 Cohort 26 2 1 10 3 1 - 1 18 69%
2014/15 Cohort 9 - 5 1 - - - 6 67%
2015/16 Cohort 25 9 9 1 2 - 21 84%
2016/17 Cohort 20 5 5 5 - 15 75%
2017/18 Cohort 17 2 9 1 12 71%
2018/19 Cohort 18 7 3 10 56%
2019/20 Cohort 14 1 1 7%
2020/21 Cohort 6

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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