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.

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

April 26 Accrediting Council Meeting 

The Accrediting Council will meet Friday, April 26, at the Westin Hotel in Chicago, 909 N. Michigan Ave. Accrediting decisions will be made for 12 schools – 11 visits and 1 revisit. The meeting will be in the hotel’s Chicago Ballroom. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. A business meeting will follow the accreditation discussion period. The meeting will end by 5 p.m.

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.