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SJMC at a Glance


407 undergraduate majors in 2016-17
10 graduate students in 2016-17


13 full-time faculty/4 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 15 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’s program has been continuously accredited since 1972, most recently in 2017.


For the class of 2016, 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.