Department Ratings & Rankings

UCSB Has One of the Best Communication Programs in the Country, According to @CollegeFactual Rankings

UCSB has one of the best Communication programs in the country, according to @CollegeFactual rankings. The program at UCSB was ranked #13 out of 524 colleges and universities, making it one of the top schools for Communication students in the country. This puts the school’s program in the Top 5% of all communication programs in the United States. UCSB has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row. UCSB’s communication program has also been ranked #3 out of 36 colleges in the state of California. This puts the communication program at UCSB in the top 10% of all programs in the state. UCSB improved its position 1 slot over the previous year’s ranking of 4. For the full report, click here.

UC Santa Barbara Highly Ranked on Multiple Dimensions

When U.S. News & World Report included UC Santa Barbara on its 2017 list of the Top 30 National Public Universities, the No. 8 ranking acknowledged UCSB’s stature as a top-tier research institution as well as its commitment to academic excellence. It was also one of many such honors the campus has received. Over the last year, UCSB has scored among the best of the best on a host of university and college rankings, from Leiden to Net Impact to the Sierra Club.  


Department of Communication Ranks Second in Doctoral Programs Based on Citations per Faculty Publications

The Department of Communication ranked second in a recent study of combined number of citations to publications written by faculty members who were included in the Web of Knowledge.  The analysis, conducted in February and March of 2010, was based on the combined total of the number of citations for each faculty member across all publications.  The average number of citations per faculty member at UCSB is 442 for 947 publications for the 16 faculty members.  Sixty universities were included in the study.

The study appeared in The Electronic Journal of Communication, Volume 22 (1 & 2), 2012.