Membership

Your UPCEA membership means you will be part of a powerful group of colleagues, thought leaders and friends who truly "get" what it means to work in professional, continuing and online education.

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Are you ready to join the only organization in North America focusing on both continuing education and quality online programs? UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve the nontraditional market.

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Is your institution already an UPCEA Member? Check the listings below to find out. If so, you can add yourself to the organizational roster at no cost. Click the link below and start building your UPCEA profile!

Current UPCEA Members

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

UPCEA's membership includes most major public and private institutions, and is more than 4,600 individual members strong.

PARTNERS

Our partners are organizations that have demonstrated their support for professional, continuing, and online higher education and the mission of UPCEA. 

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Corporate members have the resources and solutions you need to succeed in today's dynamic higher education world.

Membership Types

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Institutional Membership

Institutional membership applies to regionally-accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities.  Dues are based on the institution’s Carnegie Classification and enrollment.  Institutional membership includes:

  • 1 professional membership for the institution’s official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association and participates in the business meetings and elections of the Association on behalf of the institution.
  • 1 professional membership for the institutional alternate representative.
  • Set number of professional memberships (ranging 12-33) based on membership category.

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is available to business entities that provide goods and services within the higher education sector, consistent with UPCEA’s mission to “advance leadership in professional, continuing, and online education.” Corporate membership includes:

  • 1 professional membership for the company's official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association on behalf of the company.
  • 1 professional membership for the institutional alternate representative.
  • Set number of professional memberships (6, 9, or 12) based on number of employees.

For more information about Corporate Membership,  please contact: Kim Zaski at 202-400-2569 or kzaski@upcea.edu.

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Other Types of Membership

System Office

Membership is available to System Offices for regionally-accredited, degree-granting college and universities. Dues are $2,800 annually. Membership includes:

  • 1 professional membership for the institution’s official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association.
  • 1 professional membership for the institution’s alternate representative.
  • 21 additional professional memberships.

Non-Profit Affiliate

Affiliate status is available to colleges and universities outside the United States, and to non-profit organizations with an interest or current activities in the field of continuing higher education.  Affiliate status is also available to satellite campuses (often listed as an “additional location” for accrediting purposes) of a regionally accredited institution when the campus is separately accredited because its location is beyond the boundaries of the principal regional accrediting body.  (Note: Most of these out-of-region campuses may have alternative accreditation but do not possess independent budget or decision-making authority from the home university or umbrella corporation) Dues are $980 annually. Membership includes:

  • 1 professional membership for the organization’s official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association.
  • 1 professional membership for the organization’s alternate representative.
  • 12 additional professional memberships.

For-Profit Affiliate

Affiliate status is also available to satellite campuses (often listed as an “additional location” for accrediting purposes) of a regionally accredited institution when the campus is separately accredited because its location is beyond the boundaries of the principal regional accrediting body.  (Note: Most of these out-of-region campuses may have alternative accreditation but do not possess independent budget or decision-making authority from the home university or umbrella corporation).   Dues are $1,470 annually for each satellite campus. Membership includes:

  • 1 professional membership for the organization’s official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association.
  • 1 professional membership for the organization’s alternate representative.
  • 12 additional professional memberships.

Emeritus

Membership available to retired individuals who were formerly employed by a UPCEA member institution. Dues are $65 annually.

Transitional

Membership available to an Individual who recently left employment at a member institution and is seeking a position in the field. Dues are $65 annually.

Members Benefits

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Owner's Manual

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Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!

Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.