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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACEJMC Resolution on Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion and Social Justice
2023-24 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, email@example.com.
(Visit dates are subject to change)
University of Missouri
University of Mississippi
Oct 29-Nov. 1:
Colorado State University
University of Kansas
Southeast Missouri State University
Arizona State University
University of Iowa
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
St. Bonaventure University
University of North Florida
University of Colorado Boulder
Ajman University (initial visit)
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Middle Tennessee State University
Norfolk State University
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of South Carolina
Virginia Tech University (initial visit)
Revisit Dates TBA:
Central Michigan University
Kent State University
San Jose State University
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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.