USAC is a non-profit consortium of US universities, which provide oversight, support, and strategic planning to USAC and its programs. These universities approve curriculum and issue transcripts for USAC Specialty programs. The management of the consortium is overseen by the Board of Directors.
Students do not need to attend an Affiliate University to participate on a USAC program. In fact, students from more than 800 universities worldwide participate on USAC programs.