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.


Thompson is ACEJMC Executive Director

As of July 1, Patricia Thompson is the executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Contact Thompson at (662) 915-5504 or pthomps1@olemiss.edu.


Accrediting Committee meeting

The Accrediting Committee will meet Saturday, March 23, in Chicago at the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave., to discuss 11 site visit reports and one revisit. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Chicago Ballroom. For more information on the meeting, including the schools to be discussed and the schedule, see the 2019 February Ascent newsletter.


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.