The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) has released a new report titled: "Suggestions for Improving the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey Data Collection and Reporting." The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of issues related to reducing the complexity and confusion of completing the GRS survey as well as improving the standardization of data. This report does NOT redefine graduation rates as collected by IPEDS, nor does it provide specific guidance for reporting of IPEDS graduation rate data. As such, the recommendations in this report do not affect IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey reporting at the present time, but rather suggest directions for future improvement over time. The report can be found at: http://nces.ed.gov/npec/.
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