ACEJMC is the national organization that evaluates journalism and mass communication programs. All accredited programs are reviewed every six years.
UNC Hussman has been accredited since 1958 and was last accredited in 2015. It was slated for reaccreditation in 2020-2021. However, ACEJMC postponed all 2020-2021 accreditation site visits due to coronavirus.
The accreditation process includes an extensive self-study conducted the year prior to a site visit. The school’s site visit was scheduled for November 2020, and its self-study was near completion at the time the postponements were announced.
The school’s self-study was completed and submitted to ACEJMC in September 2020 as originally planned. The self-study was subsequently updated to reflect activity and changes during the site visit pause and was resubmitted to ACEJMC in September 2021 in advance of the rescheduled site visit Oct. 10-13, 2021.