Our students are our greatest ambassadors, and they tell our story best. 


The College of Communication and Information (CCI) at Kent State University is made up of five distinct schools.

The School of Communication Studies • The School of Emerging Media and Technology • The School of Information • The School of Media and Journalism • The School of Visual Communication Design

We are the only college in the nation to combine a mix of technology, design, media, communication and information-related majors and programs.

Tour Our Spaces in 360

Explore our academic hubs — Taylor and Franklin Halls — and our living/learning community in Olson Hall in this immersive 3D Matterport experience

Thinking about choosing a communications-related major or program at Kent State University?  We're offering a mix of in-person visits and virtual sessions to help you choose your path.

Whether you're an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. student, the College of Communication and Information provides a wide variety of degree programs from which to choose, including emerging media and technology, communication studies, media and journalism, visual communication design and information science.

Get inspired. Get involved.  As a CCI student at Kent State, it’s easy to dream big. There are countless opportunities for you to surpass even your own expectations. Our global programs, learning communities, real-world learning and internships are only a few of the high-quality programs that will help you succeed.

You were born to explore – to navigate an ever-expanding world of new ideas, new information, new people and new stories. The College of Communication & Information (CCI) is committed to offering innovative coursework, experiential learning, study away programs and internship and service-learning opportunities that expand your perspectives and your possibilities. 

  • Growing up, students Rebecca Haywood and Riley Schaefer saw little to no representation of neurodivergent characters in children’s media. When the two took the augmented reality in children’s literature course offered through their program and Design Innovation last year, they wanted to change that for others. So, they created an interactive story where readers immerse themselves in the playground fun of two neurodivergent characters.

  • Three Kent State students were recognized among the best in collegiate journalism for the 2023-24 academic year, placing in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition.

    The Hearst awards are known as the “Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism,” and recognize outstanding student work in categories spanning writing, multimedia, audio, television and photojournalism.

  • When he was 15, VCD junior Thomas Gruber signed up for Hudson High School's photography class because he thought it sounded fun. Little did he know at the time that this was one door opening that would change his whole life.

  • Sarah Bihn B.A. '21; M.L.I.S. '22 once thought she'd graduate from college, get a nice quiet job in the back room of a library doing cataloging and she'd be set. Instead, she's out front on the floor as the children's librarian doing a variety of tasks, one of the most public being children's story time.

Take The Next Step

Ready to start your application to a CCI school or program? Start Here.