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    Grow online programs and get results.
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    Your membership with ADEC provides you with the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn best practices, best technologies, and more!
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ADEC - American Distance Education Consortium

ADEC is a non-profit distance education consortium composed of approximately 20 state universities and land-grant colleges. The consortium was conceived and developed to promote the creation and provision of high-quality, economical distance education programs and services to diverse audiences, by the land-grant community of colleges and universities, through the most appropriate information technologies available.

Key Benefits for ADEC Members

  • Strategic insight and collaboration: Network with fellow members about best practices, explore market trends, take a deeper look at relevant topics like MOOCs, and more!
  • Grow enrollment: Learn about marketing strategies that will help grow your enrollments—specifically in STEM programs.
  • International cooperation: ADEC has partnership agreements in China, South America, and Europe, making international cooperation possible for member institutions.
  • Legislative impact: Contribute to government relations efforts, discuss regulatory decisions that impact online education, and meet legislative demands for reduced costs.
  • Innovate education: Evaluate and introduce new technologies that enable quality online learning.


ADEC’s annual membership fee is $2,500 per university. Some organizations charge their members for every campus; at ADEC, this annual fee covers ALL campuses within your institution.

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