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. There are 117 schools accredited by ACEJMC; 114 are fully accredited and three are provisional.

Patricia Thompson is the executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education
in Journalism and Mass Communications. Contact Thompson at (662) 915-5504 or pthomps1@olemiss.edu


Revised standards go into effect Fall 2022

In November 2020, the Accrediting Council gave final approval to major standards revisions. The new standards go into effect for units with site team reviews scheduled for Fall 2022. If you have questions about the new standards or the process, please contact Pat Thompson, executive director. Background information about the standards review can be found in our newsletters, available on this website under the Publications link.

Review the revised standards at this link.