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.

2018 Accrediting Committee Meeting

The Accrediting Committee will meet Saturday, March 24, in Chicago at the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Chicago Ballroom and end between 4 and 5 p.m.  Sixteen visit reports and four revisit reports will be discussed. This is an open meeting. However, registration is requested. Contact for more information.

Search for new ACEJMC Executive Director

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an executive director. The position becomes open on July 1, 2018. Details are available at ACEJMC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION.

2017-18 Accreditation Site Visits

2017-18 Site Visit Schedule
Seventeen schools will have accreditation visits and four schools will have revisits in the 2017-18 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.

In appreciation to 2016-17 site team members for their time and service

There were 21 accreditation site visits and three revisits during the 2016-17 visit cycle. Eighty-four individuals volunteered time and service for these visits. For a complete list of those visits and site team members, visit 2016-17 Site Team Demographics.