Membership

​​CIC continues its steady membership growth and now serves more than 670 independent colleges and universities, including liberal arts, comprehensive, four-year, two-year, and international institutions. More than 50 national, state, and regional organizations are Affiliate Members and 29 state associations are State Council Members.

CIC offers a comprehensive array of benefits exclusively for CIC members, including:
  • Reduced registration fees
  • Members-only programs and services
  • Preferred selection for other programs
  • Access to the CIC Tuition Exch​ange Program
  • National media connections
  • News, publications, and mailing lists
  • Networking with other leaders from similar institutions​
​Information on benefits, criteria, and applications per membership type is available below.

If you have membership questions or need additional details on membership criteria and benefits, contact Kate Webber, CIC director of membership services, at (202) 466-7230 or memberservices@cic.nche.edu.

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Institutional Membership

For independent, baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities of liberal arts and sciences.

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International Membership

For independent, baccalaureate degree-granting institutions whose programs and facilities are located outside the United States.

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Associate Membership

For nonprofit, independent, associate's degree-granting colleges of liberal arts and sciences.

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Affiliate Membership

For nonprofit educational associations and organizations serving independent colleges and universities.

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State Councils Membership

For state associations representing independent colleges and universities.

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