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Frequently Asked Site License Subscription Questions

What does a site license subscription provide?

Your site license includes access to:

  • The Chronicle’s content, daily news, and data.
  • Articles and essays dating back to 1989.
  • Special issues like The Almanac of Higher Education and The Trends Report.
  • Daily and weekly newsletters with the creation of a free account.
  • Virtual events with topics for everyone on campus.
  • Opinion pieces from leaders in higher education.
  • Higher Education job board and salary comparison data.

If you are interested in a site license for your institution, fill out this form to get a quote. If you would like more information about site license access, email

If you are interested in an individual subscription to The Chronicle that includes access to our Daily Briefing newsletter, print edition, access to our long form in-depth reports, and other valuable benefits, you can subscribe here.

How can my institution access our site license?

Access to is available anytime and anywhere, whether on campus, at the office or reading from home, as the site license provides both IP authentication and domain access.

IP Access - If you are on campus or at the office: Go to for access. You may be asked to authenticate through your library.

Domain Access - If you are accessing remotely: Go to and Sign In to your account, if you already have one, for access. If you do not already have an account, follow these steps:

1. Go to and click on the “Sign In” link at the top, right-hand side of the page.


2. Click on the “Sign Up” link to create a free account using your institutional or organizational email address. You also have the option to sign up for The Chronicle’s free email newsletters during the registration process.

3. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address” email.

Do I have enough people to warrant a site license as opposed to individual subscriptions?

We recommend site license access to any institution that will have ten or more users requiring unlimited digital access. If you would like a quote for your institution or to determine if a site license is the right fit for your institution, contact

Can I sign up for newsletters if I’m using a site license?

Yes! Once you’re signed into your account using your institutional email address, visit the newsletters link to sign-up for the free email newsletters that you would like to receive. The Daily Briefing is only available with an individual subscription to The Chronicle.

How can I sign up for a free account to receive free reports and newsletters if I have access through my institution’s site license?

If your institution provides unlimited digital access through a site license, you will still need to register to receive newsletters and view free reports. To register, click on the “Sign In” link in the upper right corner of our website and follow the prompt to sign up for an account. Use your institutional email address ( to create your free account and that will link to the site license access your institution has provided for you. We hope you enjoy these additional benefits!

How can I get access to the oldest articles from the website?

If you are looking for Chronicle insights dating back to 1967 or want to peruse our complete article archives beginning in 1989, you can use this link and then filter the search. If you are looking for articles that appeared in the print editions of The Chronicle, our online archives date back to 2015 and can be found here. If your institution has a site license, you have access to it all.

What is included in the report upgrade?

Access to two Chronicle reports for the current 12-month term. The reports will be available through your institutional page on

What reports are currently available?

  1. The Accessible Campus
  2. Building a Faculty That Flourishes
  3. Building Tomorrow’s Workforce
  4. College as a Public Good
  5. The Future of Advising
  6. The Future of Campus Safety
  7. Reimagining the Student Experience
  8. The Research Driven University
  9. Solving Higher Ed’s Staffing Crisis

When can I replace my selected reports with different titles?

At the time of renewal of your site license, you will have the option to choose two new reports to replace your original selections. Access to the original reports you selected will expire at the end of your contract term.

How can users access my selected reports?

Users can access the selected reports on your institution’s page and read them on To navigate to this page, click on your institution’s logo in the top left of any page when logged in through your site license.

On your institutional page, the two report covers will appear at the top of the page. Click through to the report you would like to read.

How long will the reports we select be available to our institutions?

Reports are available for one year. Reports cannot be selected for consecutive years.

Will there be more reports to choose from in the future?

As new reports are available, they will be listed here and these FAQs will be updated. Please note that reports can only be selected once per year at the start of your site license term.

How much does the upgrade option cost?

There is a flat fee for the report upgrade based on whether you are a two-year or four-year institution. If you represent an organization outside of higher education, email for a report upgrade quote.

How can I get more information about our site license, request usage statistics, update IP addresses or request assistance?

Reach out to the Site License Team at