Investigator(s): National Center for Education Statistics
The IPEDS surveys most postsecondary institutions annually, including universities and colleges, as well as institutions offering technical and vocational education beyond the high school level. IPEDS began in 1986, replacing the Higher Education General Education Information Survey (HEGIS) which began in 1966.
NCES has developed an interactive tool to allow users to compare the characteristics of different postsecondary institutions through its Peer Analysis System. For more information on this capability, see the IPEDS Peer Analysis System.
Reports & Related Sites
This component has annual numbers of associate, bachelor's, master's, doctor's, and first-professional degrees, and other formal awards, by institution, 6-digit CIP code and sex of recipient. Also provided are awards by racial/ethnic composition, program area, and sex.
This component provides annual data on full- and part-time enrollment by racial/ethnic category and sex for undergraduates, first professional, and graduate students. Age distributions by level of enrollment and sex are collected in odd-numbered years and first-time degree-seeking student enrollments by residence status are collected in even-numbered years.
This component has the number of institutional staff by occupational activity, full-and part-time status, sex, and race/ethnicity. Data are collected in odd-numbered years. Beginning with 1993, this survey replaces the EEO-6 survey conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
This component provides each institution's current fund revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government, gifts); current fund expenditures by function (e.g, instruction, research); assets and indebtedness; and endowment investments. Data are collected annually.
Institutional Characteristics/Total Institutional Activity
This component has institutional names, addresses; congressional districts; counties; telephone numbers; tuitions; control or affiliation; calendar systems; levels of degrees and awards offered; types of programs; credit and contact hour data; and accreditation for all postsecondary education institutions in the United States and outlying territories. Data are collected annually.
Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty
This component has full-time instructional faculty by rank, sex, tenure status, and length of contract; salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty. Data are collected annually.