The American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) is a non-profit distance education consortium composed of 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.


Strategic insight and collaboration with fellow members in regards to marketing strategies and trends, international partnership possibilities, and shared innovative ideas are just some of the benefits ADEC members receive. The consortium continues to grow and work together to build relationships with both national and international institutions and organizations. ADEC strongly believes working together is the best and quickest way to achieve success within the higher distance education space.