ComArtSci by the Numbers
As one of the first communication colleges in the nation, we have the strength, skill and talent to serve the common good, in the United States and across the world. Check out our rankings, standings and awards.
- MSU’s Communication programs are ranked #5 in the world by ShanghaiRanking.
- ComArtSci ranks in one of the top 10 in the world in communications and media studies according to QS World University Rankings.
- MSU is one of the top schools for game design in North America, earning the No. 9 spot for its undergraduate program and No. 11 for its graduate program in the Princeton Review’s list of Top Schools for Video Game Design for 2023, The undergraduate program is also ranked No. 9 by U.S. News & World Report's 2023 edition of Best Colleges.
- Professional sales education and leadership program has 100% job placement before graduation the last 13/14 years.
- ComArtSci has one of the largest advertising and public relations programs in the country based on faculty, research and program offerings.
- MSU School of Journalism has been continuously accredited since 1949.
- WKAR was named station of the year in 2022 for the 11th time in 12 years. WKAR was also awarded national best noncommercial station of the year in 2016 by Michigan Association of Broadcasters & National Association of Broadcasters.
- 100+ students won awards this year for their work in ﬁlm, design, advertising and sales, including MSU's first student Academy Award.
- Ranked # 1 in educating researchers in the ﬁelds of health communication and communication technology by National Communication Association.
- National Research Council ranks ComArtSci communication Ph.D. program #2 in the nation.
- The information and media studies doctoral program was ranked #2 in mass communication by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- MSU is one of the top 80 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017.
- In 2017, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked MSU #2 in Communication.