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Institutional Membership

Institutional membership applies to regionally-accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities.  Dues are based on the institution’s Carnegie Classification and enrollment.


Corporate membership is available to business entities that provide goods and services within the higher education sector, consistent with UPCEA’s mission to advance leadership in professional, continuing, and online education. Dues are based on the number of employees at the organization.


Affiliate membership is available to colleges and universities outside the United States, and to non-profit organizations with an interest or current activities in the field of continuing higher education. Dues are $980 annually for non-profit institutions, and $1,470 for for-profit institutions.

eDesign Collaborative

The eDesign Collaborative serves higher education instructional design teams (instructional designers, multimedia developers and team administrators) in higher education seeking networking and professional development. Participation in the eDesign Collaborative provides access to a community of professionals who are interested in best practices for online course creation. Please note: Individual memberships are not intended for deans, vice presidents/provosts, top-level directors of continuing education and online learning programs, or third party vendors.

System Office

System office membership is available to system offices of regionally-accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities.  Dues are $2,800 annually. Please apply as an Institutional Member.


Membership available to retired individuals who were formerly employed by a UPCEA member institution. Dues are $65 annually.


Membership available to an Individual who recently left employment at a member institution and is seeking a position in the field. Dues are $65 annually.

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Membership Type Details  
Membership Options:
Type: Organization Record
Description: Please provide the following information as you would like it to appear in the UPCEA Membership Directory. Institutional Membership includes: - One (1) professional membership for the institution's official representative, who receives all mailings of the Association and participates in the business meetings and elections of the Association on behalf of the institution. - Set number of professional memberships (ranging 8-28) based on membership category.  
Membership Cost: To Be Determined
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