The primary purpose of the IPEDS Institutional Characteristics (IC) component is to collect basic institutional information including mission, admissions, student services, and athletic association. IC also collects student charges data including tuition for different levels and cost data for first-time, full-time students either for programs or for an academic year. This includes tuition and fee data as well as information on the estimated student budgets for students based on living situation (on-campus versus off-campus).
The purpose of the Completions component of IPEDS is to collect data on the number of awards conferred by postsecondary institutions during the 12-month time period beginning July 1st of the previous calendar year and ending June 30th of the current calendar year.
The purpose of the 12-Month Enrollment component of IPEDS is to collect unduplicated student enrollment counts and instructional activity data in postsecondary institutions for an entire 12-month period. Data are collected by level of student and by race/ethnicity and gender. Instructional activity is collected as total credit and/or contact hours attempted at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The primary purpose of ADM is to collect basic information about the undergraduate selection process for entering first-time, degree/certificate-seeking students. This includes information about admissions considerations, admissions yields, and SAT and ACT test scores (if test scores are required for admission). ADM will be collected only from institutions that do not have an open admissions policy for entering first-time students
The purpose of the Graduation Rate component of IPEDS is to track the cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree-/certificate-seeking undergraduates, as well as their completion status at 100% and 150% of normal time at postsecondary institutions. These data are collected to assist institutions in complying with the Student Right to Know Act.
The purpose of the Fall Enrollment component of IPEDS is to collect enrollment data on all students enrolled for credit in courses/programs that could lead to awards ranging from postsecondary certificates of less than one year to doctoral degrees. Fall enrollment data are collected by level of student, attendance status, race/ethnicity, and gender. In addition, the Fall Enrollment component collects data on the institution's entering undergraduate class, first-time student retention rates, and the student-to-faculty ratio. Every other year data on enrollment by nine selected fields of study are collected, as is residency of first-time, degree-/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. In opposite years, enrollment by student age is collected.
The purpose of the IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) component is to collect information about financial aid provided to various groups of undergraduate students in order to meet requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended. Item areas include:
For public institutions, this includes only students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate. For program reporters, this includes only students enrolled in the institution's largest program.
The primary purpose of the IPEDS GR200 component is to collect more extensive data on graduation rates as required by HEA. Data will be collected to calculate graduation rates at 200% of normal time for bachelor degree-seeking students at four-year institutions and for all students at less than four-year institutions.
The Outcome Measures component collects award and enrollment data from degree-granting institutions on four undergraduate cohorts at two points in time: six-year and eight-year.
The four cohorts of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates are:Â Full-time, first-time; Part-time, first-time; Full-time, non-first-time; Part-time, non-first-time.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) releases all IPEDS data through the Peer Analysis System (PAS).
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All components are due for reporting each fiscal year, with the date of submission specific to the component. Generally, submission dates are either October or April.
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