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"COMM allows for one to become more confident with themselves as well as earn a degree that will further their success." - COMM Student


The school has gained national recognition for the scholarship of its faculty and the academic and professional accomplishments of its students. It has been recognized as Ohio’s distinguished program in communication by the Ohio Communication Association. We take pride in a program that prepares our graduates for careers in a broad range of settings and/or for pursuing advance degrees. In 2012, our school celebrated the 80th anniversary of its establishment as a program at Kent State University, continuing a long tradition of scholarship.

Kent State University Rankings and Ratings:

  • The School of Communication Studies graduate program has been named a top three
         Communication program by and
  • U.S. News and World Report rated Kent State University one of the Best National Universities.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranked Kent State University
         among the nation's Top 77 Public Research Universities. 
  • Princeton Review rated Kent State University one of the Best Midwestern Colleges.
  • Times Higher Education ranked Kent State University among the Top 200 Universities in the World.