NCES National Center for Education Statistics OMB NO. 1850-0582 : Approval Expires 12/31/2016
Fall 2012
The collection includes the Institutional Characteristics, Completions, and 12-month Enrollment components. The Fall collection opens September 4 and closes October 16, 2013.
Winter 2012-13
The collection includes the Student Financial Aid, Graduation Rates, and 200% Graduation Rates components. The Winter collection opens December 11, 2013 and closes February 12, 2014.
Spring 2013
The collection includes the Fall Enrollment, Finance, and Human Resources components. The collection opens December 11, 2013 and closes April 9, 2014.
Surveys closed for collection
No surveys are open for collection.
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Registration for the 2013-14 data collection cycle opens August 7, 2013. Registration, Institution Identification, Report Mapping (if applicable), and IC Header are all available for update and completion as of that date. 
All keyholders are requested to register prior to August 28. After that date, the Help Desk will contact CEOs to ask to have a keyholder appointed. Institutions may change keyholders at any time during the year. Please call the IPEDS Help Desk if you have questions.
Data Submission Requirements
The completion of all IPEDS surveys, in a timely and accurate manner, is mandatory for all institutions that participate or are applicants for participation in any Federal financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The completion of the surveys is mandated by 20 USC 1094, Section 487(a)(17).
The collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data are mandatory for all institutions that receive, are applicants for, or expect to be applicants for Federal financial assistance as defined in the Department of Education (ED) regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (34 CFR 100.13), or defined in any ED regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The collection of racial/ethnic data in vocational programs is mandated by Section 421(a)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act.
The reporting of racial/ethnic and gender data for institutional staff on the Human Resources component is also mandated by P.L. 88-352, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 (29 CFR 1602, subparts O, P, and Q), in odd-numbered years (i.e., 2007-08, 2009-10, etc.), for institutions with fifteen (15) or more full-time employees.
For those institutions not required to complete this survey on the basis of the above requirements, completion is voluntary and authorized by P.L. 103-382, National Education Statistics Act of 1994, Sec. 404(a).
IPEDS data are not collected under a pledge of confidentiality.

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