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 Makes Accreditation Decisions

The Accrediting Council reaccredited journalism and mass communications programs at 11 schools during its April 26 meeting in Chicago. Those programs reaccredited were at: Ohio University, Columbia University, Abilene Christian University, Pennsylvania State University, Qatar University, University of Illinois, University of Memphis; Savannah State University, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, Washington and Lee University, and the University of Minnesota.

In addition, St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communication was removed from provisional status and fully accredited. The school was placed on a two-year provisional period in 2017 after being found in noncompliance with Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes. A site team revisited the school in February 2019 and determined concerns in both standards had been addressed.

All site team reports from the 2018-19 accreditation cycle, as well as site team reports dating back to the 12-13 cycle, are published with the schools’ listing by state at Schools are listed under the appropriate tabs to reflect Provisional or Accredited/Reaccredited.  Each listing also includes the accredited programs most recent retention and graduation data under the Student data information link.

In appreciation: Forty-two individuals volunteered for the 2018-19 site visits. ACEJMC appreciates their time and service. For a complete list of those visits and site team members, visit 2018-19 Site Team Data.


  Digital Certification 

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