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SJMC at a Glance


397 undergraduate majors and minors in fall 2017
17 graduate students in fall 2017 


11 full-time faculty/4 part-time faculty


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Drake is among 116 accredited programs worldwide. It is the only accredited program in a private institution in the Midwest, and one of only 18 in the nation. To earn accreditation, schools meet nine 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 2017, within six months of graduation 100% of SJMC graduates reported working in jobs within their fields, other professional jobs of their choice, or attending graduate school.