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Glossary

The online version of the IPEDS Glossary provides definitions for almost 500 postsecondary-related terms used in the collection and dissemination of IPEDS data.

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Public institution An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds. Private for-profit institution
Private institution
Private not-for-profit institution
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