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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series RSS

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.

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Earned Degrees/Completions

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.

Fall Enrollment

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.

Fall Staff

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.

Finance Statistics

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.

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Most Recent Publications

2010
Zhang, Liang,  Ness, Eric C. Does state merit-based aid stem brain drain?. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 32, (2), 143-165.
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2009
Kalleberg, Arne L. Precarious work, insecure workers: Employment relations in transition. American Sociological Review. 74, (1), 1-22.
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2004
Provasnik, Stephen,  Shafer, Linda L. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001. Education Statistics Quarterly. 6, (3), 59-63.
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2004
Sonnenberg, William C. Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980-2003. Education Statistics Quarterly. 6, (3), 65-68.
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2003
Thurgood, Lori,  Walter, Elizabeth,  Carter, George,  Henn, Susan,  Huang, Gary,  Nooter, Daniel,  Smith, Wray,  Cash, R. William,  Salvucci, Sameena . NCES Handbook of Survey Methods. NCES 2003-603, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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2002
Cunningham, Alisa F.,  Wellman, Jane V.,  Clinedinst, Melissa E.,  Merisotis, Jamie P. Study of college costs and prices: 1988-89 to 1997-98. Education Statistics Quarterly. 4, (1), 47-54.
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2002
Gerald, Debra E.,  Hussar, William J. Projections of Education Statistics to 2012, Thirty-first edition. NCES 2002-030, Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
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2002
Gerald, Debra E.,  Hussar, William J. Projections of education statistics to 2012. Education Statistics Quarterly. 4, (3), 144-146.
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2002
Hoffman, Charlene M. Federal support for education: Fiscal years 1980 to 2001. Education Statistics Quarterly. 4, (1), 69-72.
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2002
Snyder, Thomas D.,  Hoffman, Charlene M. Digest of Education Statistics 2001. NCES 2002-130, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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