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 $974.

Dues

ACE institutional rates 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). All system offices, associations, and branches 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
​$1,593 ​$1,750 ​$1,838 ​$1,930
​500999
​$1,777 ​$1,925 ​$2,021 ​$2,123
​1,0001,499
​$2,200 ​$2,313 ​$2,426 ​$2,547
​1,5002,999
​$2,940 ​$3,117 ​$3,273 ​$3,436 ​$3,523 ​$3,608 ​$3,787
​3,0004,999
​$4,006 ​4,209 ​$4,420 ​$4,639 ​$4,756 $4,873​ ​$5,115
​5,0006,999
$​5,212 ​$5,472 ​$5,746 ​$6,030 ​$6,183 ​$6,334 ​$6,653
​7,0009,999
​$7,111 ​$7,466 ​$7,843 ​$8,037 ​$8,231 ​$8,643
​​10,00014,999 ​$9,223 ​$9,708 ​$10,194 ​$10,448 ​$10,704 ​$11,239
​15,00019,999 ​$12,620 ​$13,253 ​$13,584 ​$13,916 ​$14,610
​20,00029,999 ​$17,228 ​$17,658 ​$18,089 ​$18,993
​30,000+ ​$22,396 ​$22,956 ​$23,515 ​$24,690

 Two-Year Colleges

Enrollment (FTE)
​Dues
​<500 ​$1,469
​5001,499 ​$1,838
​1,5002,999 ​$2,448
​3,0004,999 ​$2,817
​5,0006,999 ​$3,307
​7,0009,999 ​$3,673
​10,000+ ​$4,285

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.

Jennifer Adams - Director, Membership -
Jennifer Adams
Director, Membership
Membership