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

Council to meet Aug. 23 in Chicago

The Accrediting Council will meet Friday, Aug. 23, in the Chicago Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, 909 Michigan Ave., Chicago. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to end by early afternoon.

This is the Council’s annual business meeting where policy and procedure are discussed. The comprehensive Standards Review will be the primary focus of this meeting. 

The meeting is open to the public; however, registration is requested by submitting an attendance form. Download the form at 2019 Fall Meeting Attendance Form. 

For more information, email Patricia Thompson, ACEJMC executive director, at

  Digital Certification 

ACEJMC is beta testing an optional digital certification to be made available to accredited schools. Learn more at optional digital certification.