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UPCEA is YOUR Community

UPCEA members are part of a powerful group of over 13,000 colleagues, thought leaders and friends who truly "get" what it means to work in online, professional, and continuing education. UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve adult, online and non-traditional learners.

UPCEA members are leaders in professional, continuing, and online (PCO) and include deans, administrators, marketing professionals, program directors, instructional designers, directors, and more from universities and colleges large and small, including the largest public and private institutions to smaller regional master's, baccalaureate and special focus schools. Rosters are unlimited and can include anyone at your organization.

UPCEA Corporate Memberships are available to companies who provide solutions within online, professional, and continuing education.

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Benefits as an UPCEA Member



Second Opinion: Free, 30-minute phone consultation with our lead consultants

Online Leadership Roundtable representation: one seat on the Council for Chief Online Learning Officers

Council for Credential Innovation representation: one seat on the body for senior leaders charged with driving non-degree credential strategy at the unit or campus level.

Custom Consulting & Program Review: contract market research, benchmarking studies, and custom consulting on program portfolio, online operations and more at great member rates.

Research & Benchmarking platform includes marketing and budgeting trends and real-time comparative information for members only to assist institutions with crucial decisions.



Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers facing the same challenges at UPCEA’s national conferences and seminars, as well as regional events

24/7 Online Community (CORe): Advice, answers and ideas. Real-time access to 13,000+educators, leaders, and colleagues for collaboration and feedback

Join any of our 8 Networks designed to serve professionals practicing in the key areas that define this vibrant and growing sector of higher education.

UPlift: UPCEA Mentorship Experience: Become a mentor, mentee, or both!

Career Center: Post a job or find a new job!



Special Member pricing on all UPCEA conferences, events and professional development

Exclusive member content: Benchmarking studies, conference session slides & recordings, best practices

Free webinars focused on timely topics vital to the PCO industry

PCO Professional Certificate and PCO Leader Certificate: Special member rates help members build expertise, advancing their careers, and/or become leaders in the field of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education.

Membership Types

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership applies to degree-granting institutions in good standing with an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Dues are based on the institution’s Carnegie Classification and enrollment. Institutional Membership includes unlimited professional memberships for individuals who may use the membership benefits.

Membership is available to System Offices for regionally-accredited, degree-granting college and universities.

For more information about Institutional Membership, please contact Brandan Kaiser at 202-844-4242 or [email protected].

Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is available to business entities that provide goods and services to the higher education sector, including marketing, online program management, technology solutions, test prep, adult-learner solutions, etc.

For more information about Corporate Membership, please contact Brandan Kaiser at 202-844-4242 or [email protected].

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