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In 2016, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications was reaccredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, continuing the uninterrupted era of full accreditation that began in 1954. The four-person team of academics and professionals who visited the college in February 2017 said the college has “an outstanding program with one of the most professionally-oriented faculties in the nation.” The team also noted:

  • A faculty that has an open-door policy and is committed to student success.
  • Individual faculty who take full advantage of the freedom to innovate for the benefit of students and the professions.
  • A comfortable and well-equipped facility with recently upgraded common collaborative spaces.
  • Centers of innovation and experimentation such as the drone lab and visual communications hub.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln journalism program is the only accredited journalism program in Nebraska.

JMC Retention Rates (2010-2017)
First-Time, Full-Time, Freshmen Cohorts (start in JMC and remain at University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
Year Cohort Yr 1 Yr 1% University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1 Yr 2 Yr2 % University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2 Yr 3 Y3% University of Nebraska–Lincoln 3
2014 197 133 67.5% 59.8%
2015 190 146 76.8% 69.2% 124 65.3% 60.2%
2016 170 142 83.5% 80.4% 123 72.4% 69.2% 102 60.0% 59.4%
2017 184 151 81.5% 80.0% 128 69.6% 69.1% 114 62.0% 60.8%
2018 202 170 84.2% 80.3% 158 78.2% 69.1% 130 64.4% 59.6%
2019 198 181 91.4% 82.8% 177 89.4% 70.8%
2020 161 138 85.7% 78.2%
JMC Graduation Rates (2008-2014)
First-Time, Full-Time, Freshmen Cohorts (start in JMC and graduate from University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
Year Cohort 4 Yr 4 Yr % University of Nebraska–Lincoln 4 5 Yr 5 Yr % University of Nebraska–Lincoln 5 6 Yr 6 Yr % University of Nebraska–Lincoln 6
2011 183 137 74.9% 61.9%
2012 186 119 64.0% 60.0% 123 66.1% 63.3%
2013 192 107 55.7% 42.7% 136 70.8% 59.4% 142 74.0% 62.6%
2014 197 121 61.4% 43.3% 149 75.6% 61.2% 154 78.2% 64.2%
2015 190 117 61.60% 46.8% 146 76.8% 61.8% 149 78.4% 64.1%
2016 170 99 58.2% 47.5% 115 67.6% 61.5%
2017 184 100 54.3% 49.5%

CoJMC Enrollment (5 Years)

First-Time Freshmen, 5 Year Totals
First-Time Freshmen, 5 Year Totals
Year Semester First Time Freshman Flag Count
2017 Fall Y 150
2018 Fall Y 157
2019 Fall Y 172
2020 Fall  Y 142
2021 Fall  Y 147
First-Time Transfers, 5 Year Totals
First-Time Transfers, 5 Year Totals
Year Semester First Time Freshman Flag Count
2017 Fall Y 21
2018 Fall Y 27
2019 Fall Y 30
2020 Fall  Y 20
2021 Fall  Y 14
Undergraduate Enrollment, 5 Year Trends
Undergraduate Enrollment, 5 Year Trends
Fall Total
2017 1040
2018 1052
2019 1,073
2020 1,055
2021 961

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications invites all students, faculty and staff members, administrators and others to report incidents in which they can present evidence that a unit of ACEJMC has violated accreditation standards, policies or procedures. Such reports must be made in writing to the executive director of ACEJMC:

ACEJMC Executive Director
201 Bishop Hall
P.O. Box 1848
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5504

A copy of the report should also be sent to the dean of the college:

Dean
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 880443
Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
(402) 472-3041
(402) 472-8597 FAX

Complaints must be accompanied by documentation showing a specific, substantive violation of one or more standards, policies or procedures. The council does not adjudicate, arbitrate or mediate individual faculty or student grievances against the school; nor does it act as a court of appeals in individual matters of admissions, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty members or students. In considering complaints, the council will give careful attention to due process for both the complainant and the school.

Additional information about accreditation standards and procedures may be found at the ACEJMC Web site.