ACEJMC Accreditation


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.

Resubmitted 2019-2020 Accreditation Self-Study


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 479-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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