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

ACEJMC will have a session from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, during the AEJMC conference.  Council President Peter Bhatia and Thompson will be joined by Council member Amy Webb to discuss an optional digital certification ACEJMC will offer accredited schools.  There also will be time for a general question and answer session.


2017-18 Accreditation Decisions

Accreditation decisions were made April 27 in Chicago for 20 schools by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). ACEJMC accredits 118 schools in the United States and outside the country. View  Accreditation Decisions.

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

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.