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SJMC at a Glance


337 undergraduate majors and minors in fall 2019
57 graduate students in fall 2019 

Faculty and staff

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


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Drake is among 115 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 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 2019, within six months of graduation 99% of SJMC graduates reported working in jobs within their fields, other professional jobs of their choice, or attending graduate school.