Department Ratings & Rankings

 

Department of Communication Ranks Second in Doctoral Programs Based on Citations per Faculty Members’ 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 and the College of Communication at University of Pennsylvania-Annenberg ranked first in the study.

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

http://www.cios.org/www/ejc/sandbox/022122_EJC

UCSB Department of Communication in Top Five in NRC Assessement of Doctoral Programs

The Department of Communication was recognized as one of 10 UCSB programs to be ranked in the top 5 in the country based on data from the National Research Council’s study.  In 2005-2006, the National Research Council conducted a data-based assessment of doctoral programs focusing particularly on research productivity, doctoral student support and outcomes, diversity, and departmental reputation.  The Department of Communication received high rankings for its overall research productivity, citations to faculty publications, national and international awards, and support of graduate students. The nation-wide study assessed 83 different communication programs in 65 universities. Listings of the top departments are available here (from UCSB Graduate Division) and here (from Inside Higher Education).

UCSB's Department of Communication Ranks High in Research Productivity

UC Santa Barbara's Communication Department has been ranked No. 3 in the nation in terms of research productivity, according to a recent analysis of scholarly articles that have appeared in eight academic journals sponsored by the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association.  Read the UCSB Press Release.

UCSB's Department of Communication Named One of the Top High Impact Departments in U.S. Universities, 1999-2003

This ranking is based on average citations per paper, among the top 100 federally funded U.S. universities that published at least 50 papers in Thomson Scientific-indexed communication journals between 1999 and 2003

Rank

University

Number of papers,
1999-2003

Citations
per paper

1

University of Wisconsin, Madison

120

3.05

2

University of California, Santa Barbara

75

3.00

3

University of Michigan

79

2.95

4

University of Illinois, Urbana

78

1.95

University of Washington

79

1.95

5

Ohio State University

69

1.93

 

Graduate Areas in UCSB's Department of Communication Ranked Best in Nation by National Communication Association Survey

Conducted in the 2003-2004 academic year, the study asked NCA members to judge the reputations of 132 doctoral programs in nine specialty areas of communication. (Click here: The 2004 NCA Doctoral Reputational Study; the UCSB press release may be found here). In the five areas in which it was considered, UCSB ranked first, first, second, fourth, and seventeenth.  These results are an extraordinary achievement for any department; they are truly remarkable for a department of our size. Here are the rankings and those from 1996, the last time that NCA conducted the study.

 

1996

2004

Interpersonal and Small Group

9

1

Intercultural/International

8

1

Organizational

12

2

Communication and Technology

N.A.

4

Mass Communication

N.A.

17