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SJMC at a Glance


391 undergraduate majors and minors in fall 2021
68 graduate students in fall 2021 

Faculty and staff

17 full-time faculty and staff/3 part-time faculty


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Drake is among 119 accredited programs worldwide. It is the only accredited program in a private institution in the Midwest, and one of only 17 in the nation. To earn accreditation, schools meet eight standards, which address such issues as class size and diversity within the faculty and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every six years. Drake‚Äôs program has been continuously accredited since 1972, most recently in 2017.


For the class of 2021, within six months of graduation 97.5% of SJMC undergraduates and 97.2% of graduate students reported working in jobs within their fields, other professional jobs of their choice, or attending graduate school.