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.

Thompson is ACEJMC Executive Director

As of July 1, Patricia Thompson is the executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Contact Thompson at (662) 915-5504 or

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 Patricia Thompson, ACEJMC’s executive director, at

Digital Certification 

ACEJMC is beta testing an optional digital certification to be made available to accredited schools. Learn more at optional digital certification.

Guidance to Site Team Chairs
September 2018 letter from ACEJMC President Peter Bhatia to site team chairs on evaluating the searchable database requirement in Standard 1, Mission, Governance and Administration; Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness and Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes.