Membership Overview and Application

CIC continues its steady membership growth and now serves more than 630 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 32 state associations are State Fund 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 Exchange 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.
 

 Institutional Membership

 

For independent, baccaluareate 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 Fund Membership

 

For state fundraising organizations representing independent colleges and universities.

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 Membership Questions

 
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.   
 

 Current Members