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Institutional Burden

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Summary of IPEDS Reporting Burden Estimates by Institution Type and Keyholder Experience, 2019-20
  Estimated median range Estimated average
4-year institution    
    New Keyholder 95-159 hours 127 hours
    Returning Keyholder 84-140 hours 112 hours
2-year institution    
    New Keyholder 74-124 hours 99 hours
    Returning Keyholder 61-101 hours 81 hours
Less than 2-year institution    
    New Keyholder 56-94 hours 75 hours
    Returning Keyholder 39-65 hours 52 hours


These IPEDS reporting burden estimates include the time it takes to review instructions, query and search data sources, complete and review the components, and submit the data through the Data Collection System.

If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, National Center for Education Statistics, PCP, 550 12th St., SW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20202. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission, please direct them to

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