College and University Membership

Strength in Diversity

​​ACE’s strength lies in its diverse and loyal membership base. You will join members from every sector of higher education, including four-year and two-year, public and private colleges and universities. Of our over 1,700 members, more than 75 percent have been ACE members for more than 10 years.

Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Eligibility​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We welcome public and private degree-granting colleges and universities based in the United States and its territories that are accredited by a select number of agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Benefits

Your member benefits include access to resources, programs, and discounted registration rates.

Dues​​​

We determine annual member dues based on the size of your institution. We obtain full-time enrollment and general expenses data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in order to calculate the annual amount.

Two-Year Colleges and Universities

​​Eligibility​​​​

We welcome public and private degree-granting colleges based in the United States and its territories that are accredited by a select number of agencies recognized by CHEA.

Benefits

Your member benefits include access to resources, programs, and discounted registration rates.

Dues​​​

We determine annual member dues based on the full-time enrollment of your institution, obtaining data from IPEDS in order to calculate the annual amount.

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International Colleges and Universities

Eligibility​​​

We welcome degree-granting colleges and universities based outside the United States and its territories that are recognized by appropriate ministries or higher education authorities.​

​Benefits

Your member benefits include access to resources, programs, and discounted registration rates.

Dues​​​

International colleges and universities pay annual dues of US $1,250.

Dues

ACE membership rates for U.S. colleges and universities are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment and general expenditure. This information is downloaded from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated​ Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). National and regional associations are billed at a fixed rate.

 Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Enrollment (FTE)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​Total Expenses (In millions of dollars)

​0<25
​25<50
​50<100
​100<250
​250<500
​500<1B
​1B+
​0499
​$1,657 ​$1,821 ​$1,912 ​$2,008
​500999
​$1,848 ​$2,002 ​$2,102 ​$2,208
​1,0001,499
​$2,289 ​$2,407 ​$2,523 ​$2,650
​1,5002,999
​$3,058 ​$3,243 ​$3,405 ​$3,575 ​$3,665 ​$3,753 ​$3,940
​3,0004,999
​$4,167 ​$4,378 ​$4,598 ​$4,826 ​$4,948 $5,069 ​$5,321
​5,0006,999
$​5,422 ​$5,693 ​$5,977 ​$6,273 ​$6,432 ​$6,589 ​$6,922
​7,0009,999
​$7,398 ​$7,767 ​$8,159 ​$8,360 ​$8,563 ​$8,992
​​10,00014,999 ​$9,595 ​$10,100 ​$10,605 ​$10,869 ​$11,135 ​$11,692
​15,00019,999 ​$13,129 ​$13,787 ​$14,132 ​$14,477 ​$15,199
​20,00029,999 ​$17,922 ​$18,370 ​$18,818 ​$19,759
​30,000+ ​$23,299 ​$23,881 ​$24,463 ​$25,685


 Two-Year Colleges

Enrollment (FTE)
Dues
​<500 ​$1,528
​5001,499 ​$1,912
​1,5002,999 ​$2,547
3,0004,999 ​$2,931
​5,0006,999 ​$3,440
7,0009,999 ​$3,821
​10,000+ ​$4,458


Connect With Us

​If you have questions about joining ACE or your membership, please contact Jennifer Adams, director of Membership, at jeadams@acenet.edu or 202-939-9308.