UPCEA's partners are organizations that have demonstrated their support for professional, continuing, and online higher education and the mission of UPCEA. These links will take you directly to their websites and the products and services which will be of interest to higher education professionals.

For information about the benefits of becoming a corporate member, or industry partner of UPCEA, please contact Kim Zaski at or 202-400-2569.


Student Services by Blackboard

Over the past 7 years, Blackboard has developed capabilities to help institutions grow enrollment and improve retention. Student Services by Blackboard offers institutions a set of connected capabilities to make measurable and sustainable impacts on the student experience. Our portfolio encompasses the full spectrum including supporting strategic planning efforts, full service marketing and enrollment management, student support and retention coaching. Student Services has partnered with top tier institutions on their marketing and enrollment execution including The University of Miami, NYU, Yale, Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University and Texas Tech University. We also provide comprehensive student support services to the largest institutions in the country including Ivy Tech Community College, Virginia Community College System, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Maricopa Community Colleges and Wichita State University. The quantifiable impact of these services on institutional sustainability and growth is significant. The results lead to increased revenue, better management of costs, and more efficient use of resources to ensure the long-term health and viability of the institution and its discreet resources.

1111 19th Street, NW - Floor 8
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-202-463-4860
Fax: 1-202-463-4863


Collegis Education

Collegis Education provides technology-enabled services that accelerate the transition to the university of tomorrow. Our suite of services combine the power of integrated, data-driven technology with comprehensive services to build long-term growth plans for colleges and universities looking to thrive in a complex market. Our capabilities allow universities to deploy technology throughout their business processes to digitally transform, compete effectively, and reduce friction points. Collegis Education is known for its comprehensive services in enrollment growth management, online learning and technology management.

1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 220
Oak Brook, IL 60523


Credly is a leading digital credential platform that empowers organizations and individuals to recognize, communicate and track verified achievements. Credly seamlessly integrates with hundreds of applications that schools, employers and associations use every day. Organizations using Credly issue portable and secure digital credentials that recognize and delight earners, and gain actionable data and insights about how and where those credentials are being used.

349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 726
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 800-841-5890


With more than two decades of experience as Israel's premier digital skills and Cyber Security education provider, HackerU partners with top-tier academic institutions to offer advanced professional development programs in marketing and technology. HackerU's dedicated research and development team ensures all digital and cyber curricula remains relevant to current industry standards and aids students in developing the skill sets they need to acquire lifelong careers in the digital workforce. Academic partners capitalize on HackerU's turnkey programs, complete with instructor recruitment and training, comprehensive career assistance, marketing strategy and execution, and customized student success monitoring and reporting.

2121 Ponce De Leon Blvd, 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (954) 849-4221


MindEdge Learning creates and delivers online certificates, courses, test preparation, and simulations for in-demand soft and hard skills. Founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions and continues to innovate in the rapidly changing landscape of online education. The company's research-based instructional design features narrative learning, interactivity, case studies, and assessments.

271 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 404
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 877-592-8000


StraighterLine helps colleges and universities generate incremental revenue by growing enrollments, and retaining and graduating more students through our private-labeled Academy platform and suite of online courses and services.

1201 S Sharp St., Suite 110,
Baltimore, MD 21230-3747


EducationDynamics is the higher education leader in connecting students with the educators that can best help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Inquiry generation, enrollment management, marketing, branding, contact center services and more, we offer a full suite of services and products. We give our college and university clients the flexibility to talk to prospective students where they live, moving them smoothly through the engagement funnel, from the first point of contact to graduation.

111 River Street 10th Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-377-3000

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For more than 17 years, Emsi has served as labor market data advisers to leaders in higher education. Our goal is to help universities guide students as they chart a career and education path, provide training programs that align with employer needs, analyze alumni outcomes, and measure their economic impact.

409 S Jackson St 
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-3500
Fax: 208-882-3317

InsideTrack Educational Management & Student Services Provider

Society thrives when students succeed. Since 2001, InsideTrack has used a proven combination of coaching, analytics, consulting and technology to unlock potential in millions of students and the institutions they attend.  We invite you to join the leading colleges, universities, foundations and others working with us to enhance the transformative power of higher education. Please visit us at and follow us on Twitter @InsideTrack. Learn more about InsideTrack’s student coaching services partnership with UPCEA at

150 Spear Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.243.4440
Fax : 415.243.4458

MindMax | Enrollment Intelligence

MindMax provides strategic guidance, proven processes, and the latest digital tools to optimize online marketing and enrollment operations for university-affiliated continuing and professional education organizations. We are a trusted advisor to many of the nation’s top universities, and have transformed hundreds of online programs, impacting over 1 million students.

1001 Hingham St
Suite 300
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: 781.884.0130


Wiley has been a global education leader for more than 200 years. Wiley Education Services, a core business unit of Wiley, partners with higher education institutions around the world to provide tailored, institution-wide services across the entire student journey. We currently support over 280 degree programs and more than 3,000 courses, encompassing on campus, online, and hybrid models. Through our trusted, collaborative relationships, we help our partners achieve success in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market.

1415 West 22nd Street
Suite 800
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-590-2455



Partnering with universities across the country, ed2go offers 775 in-depth online continuing education courses developed and supported by industry experts. With more than 40 industry specialties and over 150 certifications, ed2go’s advanced career training and fundamentals courses offer students a flexible option to train for a career move or personal and professional development on their own schedule.

41923 Second Street
Suite 300
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone: (951) 972-3665


SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief delivers the most relevant industry news—curated daily from thousands of sources—in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporations.

555 11th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 737-5500

Thinking Cap

Thinking Cap Agency is the leading data-driven enrollment marketing agency for higher education. We provide high-quality student inquiries to increase enrollment for graduate, transfer, online and continuing education programs. Through proprietary research and student data, we’re able to identify and influence your future students. Real-time access to campaign performance through our Quantitative Analytics Dashboard (QUAD™), in addition to a dedicated team of tactical media experts, ensures campaign transparency and success.

Princeton Tech Center
68 Culver Road
Princeton, NJ 08852

Green Flower

Green Flower partners with universities that want to stay on the forefront of workforce development opportunities. Working with more than 700 leading cannabis experts, we produce the most authoritative curriculum for cannabis education. Our complete certificate programs and full-service delivery are designed to educate a workforce looking to enter the cannabis industry or acquire knowledge that is critical in the execution of their current roles inside or outside of the industry.

4744 Telephone Rd, Ste 3-289
Ventura, CA 93003


Springboard is on a mission to bridge the world's skills gap by helping colleges and universities to create new continuing education offerings that are powered by industry mentorship. We've built a portfolio of digital skills courses featuring real-world projects, a cutting edge self-paced experience, and career coaching - all delivered through a flexible online platform. Our career-advancement programs are designed for working professionals who want to up-skill in their current role, or re-skill into an entirely new career. Our bootcamps focus on the highest-demand areas like Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Data Science, Data Engineering, UI/UX Design, and Software Engineering.

Springboard, Ste 1100
22 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 857-4459


Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor—it's our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 500 digital educational offerings, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional certificates, boot camps, and short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 300,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit #NoBackRow

7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706


Harmonize by 42 Lines

42 Lines has more than a decade of experience developing innovative education technology solutions for higher education institutions and organizations looking to surpass industry standards. Created in response to educator and student feedback, the Harmonize platform seamlessly integrates with learning management systems to create an engaging, collaborative community for dynamic academic discussion, creative and analytical thinking, and in-depth feedback that drives improved learning outcomes. To learn more about Harmonize, visit 

2005 N. Dunlap Ave.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(888) 897-8648


As an education technology and digital enablement partner, LearningMate helps colleges and universities transform, manage, and scale their online learning infrastructure. For 20 years, we have worked with faculty and program design teams across the country to create digital learning experiences that are true to their values and learning approaches. Whether teaching students on or off-campus, our unparalleled technology and support services, deep knowledge in digital curriculum and assessment solutions, and next-generation learning architecture enable higher education institutions to accelerate their digital journey and drive meaningful transformation in teaching and learning, no matter where your students are.

LearningMate Solutions, Inc.
100 Canal Pointe Blvd. Suite 123
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 512-4050

NC SARA | National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a nonprofit organization that helps expand postsecondary students’ access to educational opportunities and ensures more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of interstate distance education programs.

3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130,
Boulder, CO 80301

Strategic Alliance Partners


Thompson Coburn deeply appreciates that institutions of higher education are complex, multi-layered organizations that contend with an array of legal and compliance challenges. We also understand that postsecondary institutions vary greatly by mission, organization, and structure. Such challenges — and the corresponding solutions — are informed by each institution’s particular set of circumstances, including fiscal resources, labor constraints, and vulnerability to changing regulatory and political agendas.

To manage these myriad challenges effectively, postsecondary institutions of all shapes and sizes, as well as the companies that serve them, require legal counsel that can swiftly and comprehensively respond to their needs. This is especially true in the present environment, where institutions face close scrutiny from local, state, and federal entities, accreditors and, increasingly, the general public. 

1909 K Street, N.W. Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006-1167
Phone: 314-552-6000


Media Partner


The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. The Chronicle's audited website traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors.

1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202.466.1000
Fax: 202.452.1033

Non-Profit Partners


Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The program features:

  • Faculty-centered, continuous improvement models for assuring the quality of online courses through peer review
  • Professional development workshops and certification courses for instructors and online learning professionals
  • Rubrics for applying quality standards to course design

UPCEA institutional members who are not already subscribing to any of QM's rubrics, receive a 25 percent discount on subscriptions to the QM CPE rubric

1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401


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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.