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Institutional Characteristics
12-month Enrollment
Student Financial Aid
Graduation Rates
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Outcome Measures
Fall Enrollment
Human Resources
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Reporting Resources
Access resources that will help with successful submission.
The 2015-16 data collection cycle opens August 5, 2015.
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 26. The CEO of any institution without a registered Keyholder by that date will be contacted by the IPEDS Help Desk so that a one may be appointed. The Keyholder may be changed at any time during the collection cycle.
The IPEDS Help Desk is available by (877) 225-2568 or to answer any questions you may have.
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), 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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