The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System  2k19_20 IPEDS Help Desk
(877) 225-2568
NCES National Center for Education Statistics OMB NO. 1850-0582 v.24 : Approval Expires 8/31/2022
Institutional Characteristics
12-month Enrollment
Student Financial Aid
Graduation Rates
200% Graduation Rates
Outcome Measures
Fall Enrollment
Human Resources
Academic Libraries
Closed Closed
(Closed Oct 16) (Closed Oct 30)
Closed Closed
(Closed Feb 12) (Closed Feb 26)
Closed Closed
(Closed Apr 22) (Closed May 06)
Reporting Resources
Access resources that will help with successful submission.
The 2019-20 data collection cycle opens August 7, 2019.
The surveys available for completion as of that date include:
Registration  Registration
Institution Identification  Institution Identification
Report Mapping  Report Mapping (if applicable)
IC Header  IC Header
Keyholders should be registered prior to August 28. The CEO of any institution without a registered Keyholder by that date will be contacted by the IPEDS Help Desk so that one may be appointed. The Keyholder may be changed at any time during the collection cycle.
The IPEDS Help Desk is available to answer any questions. Call (877) 225-2568 or send an email to
Data Submission Requirement
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), 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.
U.S. Department of Education Software Provider Resources Use of Cookies Section 508 Compliance
Browsers Supported Troubleshooting NCES Privacy Policy