Emerson Communication Studies Ranked in Top Five in Nation

February 17, 2016

Communication Studies Chairman Greg Payne, left, and faculty Spencer Kimball watch a Republican presidential debate on CNN in September 2015. The Communication Studies Department has been ranked fifth in the nation by a company that compiles higher ed rankings. File photo/Nydia Hartono '17

College Factual, a website that compiles higher education rankings in a variety of categories, named Emerson College fifth in the nation for Communication Studies, the second field of study at Emerson to be ranked at the top of the pack by the company.

“We are gratified to hear this great news, as it reflects our passion for teaching and engagement with our students, and our commitment to building programs founded on excellence in strategic communication,” said Greg Payne, chairman of the Communication Studies Department.

Last year, College Factual named Emerson’s Journalism program #1 in the country, according to USA Today, which uses College Factual’s data for its higher ed rankings.

“This is a testament to the quality of our faculty and the value of the education our students receive,” said Richard West, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “Our primary goal is giving students the tools they need to succeed in the marketplace.”

Emerson has done well in a number of rankings in the past year.