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Summary of IPEDS Reporting Burden Estimates by Institution Type and Keyholder Experience, 2016-17
  Estimated range Estimated average
4-year institution    
    New Keyholder 132-294 hours 203 hours
    Returning Keyholder 85-189 hours 130 hours
2-year institution    
    New Keyholder 122-272 hours 188 hours
    Returning Keyholder 80-178 hours 123 hours
Less than 2-year institution    
    New Keyholder 61-136 hours 94 hours
    Returning Keyholder 40-89 hours 61 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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