Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education Choose UPCEA
The association for the latest in serving adult higher education units at the leading universities and colleges across the field.
UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve today's learners.
UPCEA is the only organization in North America focusing on the professional, continuing and online (PCO) education enterprise. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.
Why Leaders Choose UPCEA
The association serves its members and advances leadership in PCO education with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.
- Best Practices
- New & Emerging Models
- Peer Connections & Networking
- Actionable Research & Benchmarking
- Expertise & Resources
- Career-Building & Professional Development
- Member Pricing
UPCEA Highlights & Announcements
Conferences & Events
Connect with and learn from high-level leaders and colleagues at the UPCEA Annual Conference, regional conferences, seminars, webinars and other events.
AUGUST 3-5, 2022
2022 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
2022 Regional Conferences
November 30 - December 2 2022
2022 MEMS | Marketing, Enrollment Management, and Student Success
New Orleans, LA
MARCH 22 - 24, 2023
2023 UPCEA Annual Conference
Actionable Research & Benchmarking
Today’s leaders in professional, continuing and online education turn to UPCEA’s Research and Consulting for their actionable benchmarking and consulting needs. This provides industry-wide research for UPCEA members, and offers contract market research, benchmarking studies, and custom data exploration at member rates far below industry average.
UPCEA Certificate Programs & Courses
Get the essential skills and knowledge you and your team need from the leading experts in the field. UPCEA's Online Professional Development Certificates and Courses offer high-value and relevant content for practitioners at all levels, as well as engagement with peers from across the field to strengthen your breadth of knowledge and skills.
News & Blogs
What Current UPCEA Members Are Saying
"It's wonderful to be back in the UPCEA community. My colleagues in the UW system and I are unanimously and enthusiastically supportive of the strengths of UPCEA!"
Matthew E. Vick, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
"I have not been part of another organization that can so quickly and easily
connect you with seasoned professionals and growth opportunities."
Kristin Hrynczuk, Instructional Technology Specialist
Western Michigan University
"The esprit de corps exhibited by UPCEA staff and members is second to none."
J. Kim McNutt, Dean-College of Extended & International Education
California State University
"The UPCEA membership, without question, has been the best return on investment for our institution."
Pamela Wimbush, Associate Dean
Sacramento State University
"All community colleges and universities would benefit from the expertise in online learning that UPCEA staff and members possess."
Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D., Dean
University of Toledo
"UPCEA provides us opportunities to collaborate in a way that no other organization offers."
Stacy Chiaramonte, Executive Director, Online and Professional Education
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“Our team is discovering what a great resource the UPCEA network is, and everyone is becoming a fan! We look forward to our collaboration in the years ahead."
Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Wake Forest University
"Having access to UPCEA’s extensive resources was crucial to helping us successfully navigate a “new normal."
Mili Maldonado, Manager Continuing Ed
Florida International University
"The UPCEA membership benefits that have been invaluable to me are the professional development resources, the benchmarking resources and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence."
Dr. Tonya Amankwatia, Assistant Vice Provost of Distance Education & Extended Learning
North Carolina A&T State University
"One of the first things I did after accepting the position at Georgia State University was to become an UPCEA institutional member."
Kim Siegenthaler - Associate Provost for Online Strategies
Georgia State University
"UPCEA is the one place where I know I have a network of colleagues who are...willing to share their expertise and experience."
Christina Trombley, Ph.D., Executive Director of Drake Online and Continuing Education
“I attended an UPCEA Conversations with Colleagues on the topic of remote work. I used the information from that session to advocate for my team and we are now piloting new remote work arrangements...!”