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Online Professional Development by UPCEA - Register Now!

New! Professional Development Certificates

Elevate your career with UPCEA’s new online Professional Development programs! Taught by leading experts in the field of professional, continuing, and online education, these programs offer high-value content for practitioners at all levels. Study and learn from the location of ...
2021 MEMS | Marketing. Enrollment Management. Student Success. | December 1-3, 2021

MEMS 2021: Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

Virtual | December 1-3, 2021 The annual UPCEA MEMS conference is the premier event for leaders and practitioners responsible for professional, continuing, and online education marketing and enrollment management at colleges and universities around the world.
SOLA+R 2022 - April 11-12, Orlando, FL

2022 SOLA+R – Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable

Orlando, FL | April 11-12, 2022 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable) is the leading event focused on the online enterprise – from both strategic and operational perspectives. Online learning is integral in the delivery of innovative ...
2022 UPCEA Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL | April 11-14, 2022 The UPCEA Annual Conference is the most significant assembly of thought leaders and practitioners today in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. Join us April 11-14, 2022 for engaging keynote speakers, high-energy concurrent sessions, ...
Read the second installment of our 2021 Unbound issue.

2021 Issue of UNBOUND: Second Installment

UNBOUND’s 2021 issue is being released in smaller, digestible installments. In the second installment, we explore how lifelong learners are adapting to an online world, and more.
UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Credential Innovation

UPCEA Hallmarks in Credential Innovation

These Hallmarks of Excellence are intended to be both aspirational and a practical toolkit to think systematically and concretely about the nature of credentials at your institution as well as the strategy and logistical components of supporting learners throughout their ...
CORe - UPCEA's Online Community

CORe – UPCEA’s Member Community

CORe is UPCEA's member community and online networking space where you can ask, answer or search for questions on relevant topics. Get advice, answers and ideas from your colleagues online.

Leaders in Higher Ed Choose UPCEA Membership

UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting quality professional, continuing, and online education programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or access to professional development through conferences and seminars, UPCEA has the resources you need. Learn more about membership and all of its benefits!

Benchmarking & Research Studies

The UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the professional, continuing, and online education field. Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year on timely issues for the benefit of the UPCEA membership at large, in addition to numerous custom studies for individual members that are considerably more affordable than the private sector.

Online Education is Pivotal for Modern Universities

UPCEA is uniquely focused on the factors that are crucial to a successful online enterprise: leadership strategy, financial models, marketing and program development, student services, and effective partnerships. UPCEA has leading experts in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.

News & Blogs

Report: Who Stops Out of College and Why? (Inside Higher Ed)

December 3, 2021

[…] Jim Fong, chief research officer and director of the Center for Research and Strategy at UPCEA, said students will be greatly disadvantaged if colleges…

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What I Wish I Knew at the Time: Negotiating Agreements

December 3, 2021

In the summer of 2021, UPCEA surveyed Institutional Representatives (IRs) and Chief Online Learning Officers (COLOs) in order to understand the issues senior leaders were…

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Why Do Students Leave College Before Finishing? New Study Looks at Common Scenarios. (EdSurge)

December 3, 2021

When a student stops out of college before getting a degree, the college should act fast if it wants to get them back. That’s because…

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42% of stopped-out young adults cited financial reasons for leaving college, survey finds (Higher Ed Dive)

December 2, 2021

[…] For college administrators, reenrolling students starts with acknowledging that students are stopping out in the first place, said Jim Fong, founding director of UPCEA’s…

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2021 UPCEA MEMS Award Recipients Announced

December 2, 2021

11 Recipients Chosen For Three Award Categories WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2021 — UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the…

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Why Join UPCEA?

The growth of the adult market and online learning is transforming higher education. Are you ready to lead the transformation at your college or university? Is your institution poised to capitalize on the opportunities these challenges present? Are you ready to join the only organization in North America focusing on professional, continuing and online education programs?

UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve the nontraditional market.

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UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

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