The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.

View ACEJMC accredited programs, their accreditation status, their reported student performance information (retention and graduation data), and accreditation site team reports beginning with the 2013-14 academic year and thereafter.


2018 Accrediting Council Meeting

The Accrediting Committee will meet April 27 and 28 in Chicago at the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Chicago Ballroom and end between 4 and 5 p.m.  The Council will make accreditation decisions on 16 site visits and four revisits. This is an open meeting. For more information, contact sshaw@ku.edu.


Bhatia, ACEJMC president, named McGruder Award recipient

Peter Bhatia, Detroit Free Press Editor and president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, received the 2018 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award by Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity. The award was named in honor of the late Robert G. “Bob” McGruder, the Detroit Press’ first black executive editor. McGruder Award Speech


2018-19 Accreditation Site Visits

2018-2019 Accreditation Site Visit Schedule
Eleven schools will have accreditation visits and one school will have a revisit in the 2018-19 academic year. ACEJMC invites comment by third parties, limited to written comment speaking directly to a unit’s compliance with the Council’s published accreditation standards. Comments may be sent to Susanne Shaw, ACEJMC’s executive director, at sshaw@ku.edu.


Guidance to Site Team Chairs
Aug. 30 letter from ACEJMC President Peter Bhatia to site team chairs on evaluating Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes.