Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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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