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 120 schools accredited by ACEJMC.

View ACEJMC accredited programs, accreditation status, student performance information (retention and graduation data), and most recent accreditation site team report. 

View ACEJMC’s Accrediting Standards.

View ACEJMC’s 2024 Accreditation Decisions.

ACEJMC informational session/panel at AEJMC conference in Philadelphia

Topic: Navigating the ever-evolving legislative and DEI landscape, and updates from ACEJMC leaders
When: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8
Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin Hall 8
Discussion leaders:
Del Galloway, Accrediting Council President 
Marie Hardin, Accrediting Committee Chair; Dean, Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University
Rafael Lorente, Accrediting Committee Vice Chair; Dean, Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland
Jennifer Greer, Council member representing AEJMC, 2021-2024; Acting Vice Provost and Dean, College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky
Patricia Thompson, ACEJMC Executive Director

Hearst Journalism Awards Program Information Session/Breakfast
open to all faculty at schools accredited by ACEJMC

When: Friday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m., during the AEJMC annual conference
Where: Franklin Hall 8, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Jan Watten, Program Director, Hearst Journalism Awards
Please join for an opportunity to learn more about how to enter the upcoming Hearst Contests, with tips and strategies from the Hearst Steering Committee.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program was founded in 1960 to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The 64th annual program, offering up to $700,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one audio competition, two television competitions, and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions.
For information about the session, email

2024-25 Site Visit Schedule

ACEJMC will make 16 site visits and two revisits during the 2024-25 accreditation review period. View the 2024-25 Site Visit Schedule here.

ACEJMC invites comments by third parties, limited to written comments
speaking directly to a program’s compliance with ACEJMC’s accreditation standards. Comments should be submitted to ACEJMC, c/o Patricia Thompson, ACEJMC Executive Director,