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 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
​$1,609 ​$1,768 ​$1,856 ​$1,949
​500999
​$1,795 ​$1,944 ​$2,041 ​$2,144
​1,0001,499
​$2,222 ​$2,336 ​$2,450 ​$2,572
​1,5002,999
​$2,969 ​$3,148 ​$3,306 ​$3,471 ​$3,558 ​$3,644 ​$3,825
​3,0004,999
​$4,046 ​$4,251 ​$4,464 ​$4,685 ​$4,804 $4,921​ ​$5,166
​5,0006,999
$​5,264 ​$5,527 ​$5,803 ​$6,091 ​$6,245 ​$6,398 ​$6,720
​7,0009,999
​$7,183 ​$7,541 ​$7,921 ​$8,117 ​$8,314 ​$8,730
​​10,00014,999 ​$9,315 ​$9,805 ​$10,296 ​$10,552 ​$10,811 ​$11,352
​15,00019,999 ​$12,747 ​$13,385 ​$13,720 ​$14,055 ​$14,757
​20,00029,999 ​$17,400 ​$17,835 ​$18,270 ​$19,183
​30,000+ ​$22,620 ​$23,186 ​$23,750 ​$24,937


 Two-Year Colleges

Enrollment (FTE)
Dues
​<500 ​$1,483
​5001,499 ​$1,856
​1,5002,999 ​$2,472
3,0004,999 ​$2,845
​5,0006,999 ​$3,340
7,0009,999 ​$3,710
​10,000+ ​$4,328


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.