UPCEA Membership

Leaders in online and professional continuing education choose UPCEA

UPCEA is YOUR Community

UPCEA members are part of a powerful group of over 11,000 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 Focus Areas

Online Leadership & Administration

Professional and Continuing Education

Marketing & Enrollment Management

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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UPCEA Membership Benefits



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

Research and Consulting: Members-only benchmarking research reports, and custom consulting on program portfolio, online operations, and more



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

24/7 Online Community (CORe): Advice, answers and ideas - Real-time access to 10,000+educators, leaders, and colleagues for collaboration and feedback

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



Member pricing on all 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

UPCEA Membership Types


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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