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 on its "Nine Standards":

Standard 1. Mission, Governance and Administration
Standard 2. Curriculum and Instruction
Standard 3. Diversity and Inclusiveness
Standard 4. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty
Standard 5. Scholarship: Research, Creative and Professional Activity
Standard 6. Student Services
Standard 7. Resources, Facilities and Equipment
Standard 8. Professional and Public Service
Standard 9. Assessment of Learning Outcomes

In February 2016, the ACEJMC site team inspected the School and recommended us for full accreditation – an upgrade from our previous provisional state.

On May 3, 2016, the School received full accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Current retention and graduation rates can be found in Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates.

Accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications means that the school offers a distinguished curriculum for majors that will enhance their opportunities for employment upon graduation. As per the accreditation guidelines, all of the professional courses in the J-School are limited to a student faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Our accreditation enables us to give our majors a more personalized instructional experience that will better prepare them for the industry.

For information, contact:
David Ryfe, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The University of Iowa
319-384-3383
david-ryfe@uiowa.edu