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This Week in IPEDS  June 25, 2009

  • NCES Announces Release of 2010 CIP
  • TRP Suggestions Now Available for Comment

NCES is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)

The Classification of Instructional Programs is a list of instructional programs used by postsecondary institutions when reporting on completions by field of study. The 2010 CIP Website can be accessed on line at

The CIP website consists of three modules: the CIP Homepage, the CIP Wizard, and the CIP Selector. The CIP Homepage allows users to browse the 2010 CIP, search for CIP codes using keywords, view a list of codes that have been added, deleted or moved, crosswalk the 2000 and 2010 CIP, and access current and previous electronic versions of the CIP. The CIP Wizard provides users with a list of CIP codes previously reported by institutions for their last three years of completions data and maps these codes on to the 2010 CIP. The CIP Selector helps users to select a CIP code which best describes their instructional program.

When developing the 2010 CIP, NCES focused on adding new instructional programs; CIP codes were only deleted in order to avoid duplication with newly added codes. The 2010 CIP contains approximately 350 new 6-digit CIP codes and 50 new 4-digit CIP codes. No new 2-digit CIP codes were added.

IPEDS keyholders and coordinators will begin using the 2010 CIP for the Completions survey in Fall 2010, which will collect awards and degrees conferred between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Fall 2010 enrollment for the 9 special fields of study reported by 4-year institutions will also use CIP 2010.

For questions about the 2010 CIP or CIP Website, please call the IPEDS Help Desk at 1-877-225-2568 or email

TRP Suggestions Available for Comment

A Technical Review Panel (TRP) meeting was recently convened to discuss new requirements included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The specific requirements discussed are related to "State Higher Education Spending Charts." A report and suggestions from this meeting are now available for comment on the RTI website: Comments should be sent by July 20, 2009. Please see the meeting report for additional details.

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