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2020-21 Data Collection Schedule

IPEDS 2020-21 data collection schedule
 2020-21 Registration Fall
6 weeks
Winter
9 weeks
Spring
17 weeks
Collection Opens August 5 September 2 December 9 December 9
Collection Closes for Keyholders Register by
August 26
October 14 February 10 April 7
Collection Closes for Coordinators Register by
August 26
October 28 February 24 April 21
Components included Registration;
Report Mapping;
Institution ID;
IC-Header
Institutional Characteristics;
Completions;
12-month Enrollment
Student Financial Aid;
Graduation Rates;
200% Graduation Rates;
Admissions;
Outcome Measures
Fall Enrollment;
Finance;
Human Resources;
Academic Libraries
Provisional Data
available in the
IPEDS Data Center*

Early summer
Early fall
Mid-fall
* Release dates are approximate.

All institutions will be required to register for the 2020-21 data collection cycle.
UserIDs and passwords for 2020-21 will be distributed to all institutions on August 5. Those with designated keyholders will receive information via email. All institutions for which there is no designated keyholder will receive a letter directed to the CEO containing registration information.
Institutions are encouraged but not required to complete Report Mapping, Institution Identification, and IC Header during the Registration period.
Report Mapping (if applicable) and Institution Identification must be completed, and IC Header must be locked before the Fall surveys can be started. Report Mapping and IC Header are available until the end of the Fall collection. Institution Identification is available through Spring.
On August 26, NCES will review the registration status of each institution. If an institution has not registered as of this date, a letter will be sent to the CEO requesting appointment of a new keyholder.


IPEDS prior year data collection schedule (2019-20 collection)
 2019-20 Collection Opens Collection Closes
for Keyholders
Collection Closes
for Coordinators
Components included
Fall (2019-20) September 9 October 14 October 28 Institutional Characteristics;
Completions;
12-month Enrollment
Spring (2020)
Any institution that did not complete Spring 2020 during the original data collection must report during this period. Institutions that report for the first time during this revision period will be considered compliant with reporting requirements.
September 9 October 14 October 28 Fall Enrollment;
Finance;
Human Resources;
Academic Libraries
Winter (2019-20) December 9 February 10 February 24 Student Financial Aid;
Graduation Rates;
200% Graduation Rates;
Admissions;
Outcome Measures
Spring (2020)
This is the regular revision period for Spring data. Institutions that report for the first time during this revision period will not be considered compliant with reporting requirements.
December 9 April 7 April 21 Fall Enrollment;
Finance;
Human Resources;
Academic Libraries


 
Deadline Extensions: There are no deadline extensions available for the IPEDS survey components.

Compliance Notice: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Institutions with Program Participation Agreements

Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-325) requires that "institutions will complete surveys conducted as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)…in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the Secretary". Thus, reporting to IPEDS is mandatory for institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any Federal financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 USC 1094, Section 487(a)(17)).


 
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