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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 Febuary 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 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1 Yr 2 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2 Yr 3 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 3
2010 126 114 90.5% 110 87.3% 105 83.3%
2011 147 131 89.1%% 122 82.9%% 115 78.2%%
2012 148 122 82.4% 107 72.3%% 103 69.6%%
2013 155 138 82.6% 126 81.3%% 120 77.4%
2014 165 146 88.5%% 135 81.8%% 126 76.4%
2015 156 140 89.7%% 135 86.5% 118 75.6%
2016 149 123 82.6% 113 75.8%
2017 157 125 79.6%
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
2008 177 67 37.9% 33.1% 115 65.0% 60.6% 124 70.1% 66.8%
2009 147 59 40.1% 33.0% 100 68.0% 61.6% 105 71.4% 67.0%
2010 126 65 51.6% 36.1% 101 80.2% 62.2% 104 82.5% 66.7%
2011 147 78 53.1% 38.8% 109 74.1% 63.6% 117 79.6% 67.9%
2012 148 74 50.0% 40.6% 99 66.9% 64.1% 105 70.9% 68.7%
2013 155 83 53.5% 41.8% 112 72.3% 63.3%
2014 165 98 59.4% 42.6%

CoJMC Enrollment (5 Years)

First-Time Freshmen, 5 Year Totals
First-Time Freshmen, 5 Year Totals
Term Semester Year First Time Freshman Flag Count
2015 Fall 2014 Y 165
2016 Fall 2015 Y 157
2017 Fall 2016 Y 150
2018 Fall 2017 Y 157
2019 Fall 2018 Y 172
First-Time Transfers, 5 Year Totals
First-Time Transfers, 5 Year Totals
Term Semester Year First Time Freshman Flag Count
2015 Fall 2014 Y 32
2016 Fall 2015 Y 34
2017 Fall 2016 Y 21
2018 Fall 2017 Y 27
2019 Fall 2018 Y 30
Undergraduate Enrollment, 5 Year Trends
Undergraduate Enrollment, 5 Year Trends
Fall Total
2014 1011
2015 1034
2016 1049
2017 1040
2018 1052

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.