Membership & Advancement


The American Council on Education (ACE) is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership.

When you join ACE, you join over 1,600 colleges, universities, and education associations that promote and advocate for students, faculty, and administrators.

Joining ACE

Membership Services


Support the American Council on Education (ACE) in building an inclusive, dynamic, and resilient higher education sector. The Council leads efforts to raise national awareness of the importance of greater diversity within higher education. ACE’s professional development programs for women and other diverse leaders, its ACE Fellows Program, and other initiatives have strengthened and diversified the pipeline to higher education leadership. Today, many diverse higher education leaders credit their professional growth to their ACE training. Your gift to ACE will shape the future of U.S. higher education and build on a century of progress.​​​​

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Affiliate Membership

ACE Executive Search Roundtable

ACE Thought Leaders Circle

Annual Meeting

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