Provisional Programs

There are 119 schools accredited by ACEJMC.

The listing of a program as provisional means deficiencies identified during the review process resulted in the Accrediting Council withholding full accreditation/reaccreditation. The unit has a two-year provisional period to correct the deficiencies, after which the program is reviewed again and either reaccredited or denied. There is no extension of the provisional period. The unit also may choose to withdraw, ending any ACEJMC affiliation.

Included with each provisional listing below are: unit information; the bachelor’s and/or professional master’s degree programs examined during the review; the standard(s) found in noncompliance that led to the provisional status, the year when placed on provisional status, and a link to the most recent site team report, which details what must be corrected for accreditation. [In some cases, not all programs within the unit were reviewed; in these instances, the areas reviewed are shown in brackets.]

In addition, the listing provides each accredited unit’s most recent site team review report (2013-14 and thereafter) and the accredited unit’s current student data information (retention and graduation data).


Central Michigan University, Department of Journalism,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Sean Baker, chair.
B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Journalism; B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Photojournalism;
B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Advertising; B.A., B.S., B.A.A. Journalism – Public Relations Concentration.
Tel.: (989)774-3196 Email: jrndept@.cmich.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2022)
Standards in Noncompliance:
Standard 1: Mission, Governance and Administration; Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction; Standard 9: Assessment of Student Learning
2022 Council Decision and 2021-22 Site Team Report;
2014-15 Site Team Report

Hampton University, The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications,
100 William Harvey Way, Hampton,VA 23668
Julia A. Wilson, dean.
B.A. (Journalism and Strategic Communication)
Tel.: (757)727-5405 Email: julia.wilson@hamptonu.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2020)
Standards in Noncompliance:
Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction; Standard 7: Resources, Facilities and Equipment; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes.
2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report

Indiana University, Journalism, The Media School,
Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
James Kelly, director.
B.A. Journalism.
Tel.: (812)855-1708 Email: kellyjd@indiana.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2022)
Standards in Noncompliance:
Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes.
2022 Council Decision and 2021-22 Site Team Report;
2014-15 Site Team Report

Jacksonville State University, Department of Communication,
700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602;
Chris McCollough, head.
B.A. Communication
Tel.: (256)782-5331 Email: cmccollough@jsu.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2020)
Standards in Noncompliance:
Standard 1: Mission, Governance and Administration; Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction; Standard 8: Professional and Public Service.
2019-20 Site Team Report;  2013-14 Site Team Report

Kent State University, School of Media and Journalism,
PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Emily Metzgar, director.
B.S. Advertising; B.S. Digital Media Production; B.S. Journalism; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (330)672-2094 Email: emetzga1@kent.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2022)
Standard in Noncompliance:
Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness
2022 Council Decision and 2021-22 Site Team Report;
2014-15 Site Team Report

San Jose State UniversitySchool of Journalism and Mass Communications,
One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0055
Phylis West-Johnson, director.
[Journalism] B.S. Journalism.
Tel.: (408)924-3240 Email: phylis.west@sjsu.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2022)
Standard in Noncompliance:
Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes
2022 Council Decision and 
2021-22 Site Team Report;
2017 Council Revisit Decision and 2016-17 Revisit Report; 2014-15 Site Team Report

University of Idaho, School of Journalism and Mass Media,
875 Perimeter Drive MS3178, Moscow, ID 83844-3178
Robin Johnson, director.
B.A. Advertising; B.A. Broadcasting & Digital Media;
B.A. Journalism; B.A. Public Relations; B.S. Advertising,
B.S. Broadcasting & Digital Media; B.S. Journalism; B.S. Public Relations.
Tel.: (208)885-6458 Email: jamm@uidaho.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2020)
Standards in Noncompliance:
Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness; Standard 9: Assessment of  Learning Outcomes.
2019-20 Site Team Report; 2013-14 Site Team Report

University of North Alabama, Department of Communication,
One Harrison Plaza, PO Box 5007, Florence, AL 35632
Patricia Sanders, chair.
B.A. or B.S. in Mass Communication with concentrations in Journalism and Digital Media Production; Public Relations.
Tel.: (256)765-4260 Email: pfsanders@una.edu
Student data information 
(Provisional 2022)
Standard in Noncompliance:
Standard 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes.
2022 Council Decision and 2021-22 Site Team Report;
2014-15 Site Team Report

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hussman School of Journalism and Media,
Campus Box 3365, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365
Raul Reis, dean.
B.A. Media and Journalism; M.A. Media and Communication.
Tel.: (919)962-2555 Email: Hussman@unc.edu
Student data information
(Provisional 2022)
Standard in Noncompliance:
Standard 3: Diversity and Inclusiveness
2022 Council Decision and  2021-22 Site Team Report;
2014-15 Site Team Report