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. There are 119 schools accredited by ACEJMC.

View ACEJMC accredited programs, accreditation status, student performance information (retention and graduation data), and accreditation site team reports beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. Patricia Thompson is ACEJMC executive director. Contact Thompson at

ACEJMC Resolution on Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion and Social Justice

At its August 2021 meeting, the ACEJMC Council unanimously approved a Resolution on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. In 1985, ACEJMC became one of the first national accreditors to include a diversity standard in its program reviews. Recent revisions to the standard and adoption of this resolution strengthen the Council’s commitment to DEI accreditation expectations.

2022-23 Accreditation Site Visit Schedule

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,

(Visit dates are subject to change)

Oct. 16-19
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
University of North Texas
Oct. 23-26
University of Maryland
Syracuse University
West Virginia University
Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Iowa State University
Murray State University
Nov. 13-16
Ball State University
Louisiana State University
University of Southern Mississippi
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Dec. 4-7
Cal State-Chico
Jan. 22-25
University of Alabama
Western Kentucky University
Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Texas Christian University
Bowling Green University
Feb. 5-8
North Carolina A&T University
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
University of Sharjah
Feb. 12-15
Cal State-Northridge
University of Arkansas
Howard University
Feb. 26-March 1
Massey University 

Revisit Dates:
Hampton University, Feb. 16-17
Jacksonville State University, Jan. 23-24
University of Idaho, Feb. 23-24

Revised standards go into effect with site visits 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 standards at this link.