Facts & Rankings

Moody College of Communication traces its roots back to 1899 when the Department of Public Speaking was founded at The University of Texas at Austin. It officially became a college in 1979 and was established as the Moody College of Communication in 2013 when the Moody Foundation of Galveston gifted $50 million to the college - the largest endowment for the study of communication of any public university in the nation.


Undergraduate and Graduate Students


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Alumni Worldwide

Moody College of Communication and its departments and schools consistently earn top rankings for research, teaching excellence and creative work. The 2023 QS World University Rankings listed Moody College of Communication #3 IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES in the United States and #5 in Worldwide Rankings.

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Key Rankings

#1 IN B.S. IN ADVERTISING- 2023 - Best Accredited Colleges

#2 IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING- 2023 - Best Accredited Colleges

 #2  BEST PUBLIC FILM SCHOOL IN THE U.S. - 2023 - The Wrap


#3 AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY in Worldwide Rankings 2017 - CWUR World University Rankings

#4 IN COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM For Hispanic Students in Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine 2019 - Department of Education

#10 IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY - 2020 - U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools

#14 IN DOCTORATE OF AUDIOLOGY - 2020 - U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools