Become an Institutional Member

With OLC Institutional Membership, all associates at your institution can take advantage of great benefits and privileges. In addition to discounted pricing on conferences, free webinars, peer networking, and early access to research, there are discounts to online professional development workshops that are perfect for course designers, teachers and administrators. Best of all, our globally recognized Quality Scorecard – an exclusive process for measuring and quantifying elements of quality within online higher education programs – is free to Institutional or Corporate members.

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Institutional Member Benefits:

*Job Postings: 1 Free posting per annual Institutional Membership. Job title, university, and link to the full job description. Posted in 4 consecutive OLC Today weekly newsletters (audience of nearly 20,000 educators). Limited postings per newsletter issued on a first-come basis. 

OLC membership fees are based on Total Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment (FTE) for an entire institution (not just online programs), and are student-only (not including faculty or staff). If you do not know your institution’s total full-time equivalent student enrollment, please contact your institution’s business office, or go online to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). At NCES, look up your institution in the College Navigator, and use the number for “student population.” Or look it up the NCES/IPEDS database. or If you need assistance, please contact  

Pricing is broken down by the type of institution or system and then by tier: 5,000 students, between 5,000-19,999, between 20,000-39,999, and 40,000+. Membership Types and Notes on Pricing. 


Provider Type  Membership Prices 
 FTE: Total Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment   
 <5,000   5,000-19,999   20,000-39,999   40,000+   Flat Fee 
Standard Institutions   $1,600  $1,700  $2,000  $4,500  
Community Colleges (2-yr)  $1,400  $1,500  $1,800  $4,000  
Institutions Serving Special Populations  $1,280  $1,360  $1,600  $3,600  
Institutions Serving Special Populations (2-yr)  $1,120  $1,200  $1,440  $3,200  
Systems & Consortiums
          System Office          $3,000
          System Institutions   $1,280  $1,360  $1,600  $3,600  
          System Institutions (2-yr)  $1,120  $1,200  $1,440  $3,200  
State & Regional Offices          $3,000
Non-Profit Associations & Organizations          $1,500
Corporations          $2,500


What Our Members Are Saying

Find out how OLC Institutional Members are using their member benefits to enhance and strengthen their universities – and themselves!


"OLC Institutional Membership is critical for today’s higher education organizations as more students seek alternative delivery methods to complete their educational goals."

Dr. Amy Gaimaro, Dean of Innovative Delivery Methods, Molloy College (Membership)