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 Members receive:

  • Full use of the interactive OLC Quality Scorecard for evaluating your online programs
  • Ability to contract with OLC’s Consulting Services 
  • Discounted registrations for OLC Collaborate (regional events), OLC Innovate, and OLC Accelerate conferences 
  • Deep discounts on all OLC Workshops and programs developed and facilitated by leaders in the field of online learning
  • Lowest pricing on OLC Workshops with OLC Workshop Pass (large scale, discounted workshop seats)
  • Free Webinars on online higher education topics 
  • Ability for all associates at your institution to access all benefits of this membership (create account affiliated with your organization)
  • OLC Mentor Program: Your eLearning staff have the opportunity to mentor other eLearning practitioners or be mentored by other eLearning leaders
  • Ability to display OLC Member logo on website upon approval by OLC
  • Eligible for select awards

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
To purchase a Corporate, Non-Profit, or System / Consortium Membership contact :

What Our Members Are Saying

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


"The biggest advantages of our membership are the professional development opportunities which enable our staff to continue to develop their expertise as instructional designers, and as a result, create better learning opportunities for our students."

Dr. Pratima Dutta – Director of Distance Learning, CSUN Tseng College (Membership)