Become an Institutional Member

Setting the global standard in online and digital learning. OLC has been leading the way in advancing online and digital learning since 1999. We provide the research, resources and services to support the online learning strategy for the whole institution.

As an OLC Institutional Member, you will be part of and have access to the best tools, resources and thought leaders to ensure quality online teaching and learning for EVERYONE AT YOUR INSTITUTION! Membership benefits include webinars, peer networking, early access to research, access to OLC consulting, member pricing on professional development and OLC conferences and events, and more. 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 and Corporate members.

Give us a call at 617-716-1414 or email us at to learn more about the benefits of membership.


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Institutional Member Benefits:

  • NEW: OLC Ideate recorded sessions access (members-only)
  • Job Posting* in OLC Today weekly newsletter – 1 Month Free ($500 value)
  • Promote Your Publication: OLC retweets your post upon approval of your publication submission (1 post per publication; limit 6 publications per year).
  • Free Webinars on online higher education topics 
  • Full use of the interactive OLC Quality Scorecard for evaluating your online programs
  • Access to OLC’s Consulting Services 
  • Ability to get an official review of your online programs with OLC Quality Scorecard Review
  • Ability to maximize the effectiveness of your digital learning programs with OLC Quality Scorecard Navigator
  • Eligible to nominate for the OLC Fellows Program
  • Display your OLC Institutional Member status with the OLC logo on your website and social sites upon approval by OLC Marketing (email with any questions)
  • Member pricing (savings) on:
  • Lowest pricing on OLC Workshops with OLC Workshop Pass (large scale, discounted workshop seats)
  • All associates at your institution may access all membership (create account affiliated with your organization)
  • Get a FREE OCICU MEMBERSHIP: The Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU) is a virtual academic consortium in which member institutions collaborate in sharing online, credit-bearing courses and programs. OCICU members can enter or expand the world of online education for their students while keeping technology and course costs low. All consortium members are regionally accredited, independent, not-for-profit, and liberal arts-focused like your institution. OCICU will waive the $3,500 membership application fee to OLC Institutional Members. This will allow OLC Institutional Members access to the course catalog of over 1,200 online courses with no upfront cost for the first year, other than paying the OCICU enrollment fee per course. Download flyer.

*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 the size of the institution, which is determined by Total Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment (FTE) for an entire institution (not just online programs). If you do not know your institution’s total full-time equivalent student enrollment, please contact your institution’s business office, or reach out to your OLC Partnership Manager at OLC keeps the most recent IPEDS FTE data on file to assist with inquiries.

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)  $1,440  $1,530  $1,800  $4,050  
Institutions Serving Special Populations (4-yr)  $1,280  $1,360  $1,600  $3,600  
Institutions Serving Special Populations (2-yr)  $1,120  $1,190  $1,400  $3,150  
Systems & Consortiums
          System Office          $3,000
          System Institutions (4-yr)  $1,280  $1,360  $1,600  $3,600  
          System Institutions (2-yr)  $1,120  $1,190  $1,400  $3,150  
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!


Whether an expert or just getting started, OLC provides a doorway to a wealth of knowledge and experience in online learning that is found nowhere else.

John Vivolo, Director of Online & Virtual Learning, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Membership)