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; 112 are fully accredited and five are provisional.

Patricia Thompson is the executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education
in Journalism and Mass Communications. Contact Thompson at (662) 915-5550 or

2019-2020 Accreditation Reviews

The Accrediting Council will send 21 site visit teams and five revisit teams to journalism and mass communications programs in the 2019-2020 academic year. ACEJMC invites comments by third parties, limited to written comment speaking directly to a program’s compliance with ACEJMC’s accreditation standards. Comments should be submitted to Patricia Thompson, ACEJMC’s executive director. 

*Denotes initial accreditation review

Oct. 6-9
Loyola University New Orleans
Oct. 13-16
University of Idaho
Oct. 20-23
Michigan State University
Oct. 27-30
City University of New York
Kansas State University
Nov. 3-6
University of Nevada-Reno
* University of West Georgia
Nov. 10-13
SUNY-Buffalo State
Nov. 17-20
Oklahoma State
Dec. 1-4
San Francisco State University
Jacksonville State University (Alabama)
Jan. 21-24
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Temple University
Jan. 26-29
*California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Hampton University
Feb. 2-5
California State University- Long Beach
*Morgan State University
University of Puerto Rico-Humacao
Feb. 9-12
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Virginia Commonwealth University: Nov. 12-13
New York University: Nov. 13-14
Southern University and A&M College: Nov. 19-20
Florida A&M University: Jan. 14-15
Auburn University: Jan. 28-29