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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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Specialized institutions (Carnegie) These institutions offer degrees ranging from the bachelor's to the doctor's, and typically award a majority of degrees in a single field or combination of related fields. Medical schools and medical centers (Carnegie)
Other separate health profession schools (Carnegie)
Other specialized institutions (Carnegie)
Schools of art, music, and design (Carnegie)
Schools of business and management (Carnegie)
Schools of engineering and technology (Carnegie)
Schools of law (Carnegie)
Teachers colleges (Carnegie)
Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions (Carnegie)
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