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This Week in IPEDS  June 19, 2013
  1. TRP Suggestions Available for Comment
  2. Data Update
  3. Custom Comparison Groups Reminder

TRP Suggestions Available for Comment

Suggestions from the most recent meeting of the IPEDS Technical Review Panel are posted at and are currently open for comment. Suggestions are from Technical Review Panel #41, “Managing Reporting Burden,” that was held on March 19-20, 2013, in Washington DC. Comments from interested parties should be sent to Janice Kelly-Reid, IPEDS Project Director at RTI International, at, and are due by July 19, 2013.

Data Update

The following IPEDS data have now been released as “final” within the IPEDS Data Center ( ): Institutional Characteristics (2011-12); Completions (2010-11), Twelve-Month Enrollment (2010-11); and Student Financial Aid (2010-11). Final release data include revisions to the provisional data that have been made by institutions during the subsequent data collection year, using the Prior Year Revision System. For more information about the release of IPEDS data, see:

Custom Comparison Groups Reminder

As a reminder, all IPEDS Keyholders are encouraged to create a custom comparison group for use in the 2013 IPEDS Data Feedback Report (DFR), which will be mailed to the institution’s CEO/President (and emailed to Keyholders) this fall. Creating a custom comparison group is not required; however, we highly encourage institutions to take advantage of this opportunity to make their Data Feedback Report more useful. The deadline for uploading a comparison group for the DFR is July 16, 2013.

You can create a custom comparison group for the report using the IPEDS Data Center ( ) or within the Data Collection System under the Tools menu. Instructions for creating a group are located under the Help menu.

You may also contact the IPEDS Help Desk if you need assistance creating and/or uploading a custom comparison group.

IPEDS Help Desk
Toll Free 1-877-225-2568

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