IPEDS Federal Reporting

What is IPEDS? 


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has established the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as its core postsecondary education data collection program. It is a single, comprehensive system that encompasses all identified institutions whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education.

IPEDS consists of institution-level data that can be used to describe trends in postsecondary education at the institution, state and/or national levels. For example, researchers can use IPEDS to analyze information on: 

  1. enrollments of students: undergraduate, first-time freshmen, graduate and first-professional students by race/ethnicity and gender; full and part-time; degree seeking. See Common Data Set(CDS-B) for this information)
  2. institutional revenue and expenditure patterns by source of income and type of expense;
  3. salaries of full-time instructional faculty by academic rank and tenure status;
  4. completions (degrees awarded) by type of program, level of award, race/ethnicity, and gender;
  5. characteristics of postsecondary institutions, including tuition, room and board charges, calendar systems, etc.;
  6. other issues of interest.

IPEDS Academic Libraries Survey — A new biennial survey to provide an overview of academic libraries.

  • FY 2015 Report (.pdf)



IPEDS Data Feedback Report



IPEDS Completions Survey



IPEDS 12-Month Enrollment Survey



IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey



IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey



IPEDS Graduation Rates 200 Survey



IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey



IPEDS Human Resources Survey 
Includes Employees by Assigned Position, Fall Staff and Instructional Faculty Surveys 



IPEDS Fall Staff Survey



IPEDS Finance Survey