REN-ISAC uses several methods to determine the membership fee for an institution. Philosophically, our assessments are based on ability to pay. Larger institutions pay more, while smaller institutions pay less. In all cases, we feel that our annual membership fee is very modest and pays for itself many times over. Full explanation of our Membership Fees.
For colleges and universities in the United States, fees are calculated according to a modified Carnegie Classification (CC) model, based on the CC Basic2015 of U.S. colleges and universities. The 30+ CC classes are mapped to 4 REN-ISAC classes using Table A below. To check how your institution is classified, you can search listings in the Carnegie database. When reviewing the results, look in the "Classification" column for "Basic".
Colleges and universities outside the United States are assessed based on student enrollment (full, part-time, and graduate combined), using Table B below.
All other institutions are assessed according to the primary activity in which those institutions are engaged, using table C.
Grouping the fees together, our membership fees can be visualized with the illustrations below: