What Is the IPEDS Data Center?
The IPEDS Data Center is a "one-stop-shop" for retrieving IPEDS data. It replaces the Peer Analysis System (PAS) and Dataset Cutting Tool (DCT), but maintains all of the functionality of those tools. It also has new features to improve users' experiences and serves as an entry point to the Executive Peer Tool (ExPT) and IPEDS Data Analysis System (DAS).
But I liked the old tools!
We know that it may take time and practice to get used to the changes, but in the end, we hope you will find the new Data Center easier to use. Don't forget that the IPEDS Data Tools Help Desk is available to assist you. Call 1-866-558-0658 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you will find a full user manual in the Data Center that you can download and read for more help. Finally, AIR will soon be offering training to help you learn the new tool on its IPEDS Training website at http://www.airweb.org/?page=819.
How Do I...?
Below is a crosswalk to help you transition to the new tool. For more detailed help and a graphical illustration of the changes, go to the "Assistance for Transitioning to the New IPEDS Data Center" document available in the IPEDS Resource Center on the IPEDS website: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/pdf/Transitioning_to_DataCenter.pdf.
|I want to…
|Create an Institutions Data report||>>Compare individual institutions|
|Create a Ranking Report||>>Rank institutions on one variable|
|Create a Trend Report||>>View trend for one variable|
|Make a Statistical Summary Report||>>Create group statistics|
|Use Report Templates||>>Generate pre-defined reports|
|Use the DCT to Create a custom dataset||>>Download custom data files|
|Use the DCT to Download data files||>>Download survey data files|
|Enter at the Guest Level||>> Publicly available data|
|Enter at the Institutional level||>> Additional Early Release Data|
|Enter at Collection Level||>> Enter through the Tools menu in the Data Collection System|