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Resources for Implementing Changes to Race/Ethnicity Reporting in IPEDS

IPEDS will adopt new aggregate categories for reporting R/E data in accordance with the final guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education on October 19, 2007. These changes are necessary to implement the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 1997 Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.

The resources available from this page are intended to assist institutions and state agencies with the transition to the new race and ethnicity categories.

Implementation Schedule for New Race and Ethnicity Categories
  IPEDS Component
Data Collection Cycle Fall Enrollment
Human Resources
12-month Enrollment
Graduation Rates
Optional Optional
2010–11 Required Optional
2011–12 Required Required

U.S. Department of Education guidance:
Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the U.S. Department of Education, 10/19/07
Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 202, pp. 59266-59279

Institutional responsibility: Resources for implementation: Other Resources: Background information:
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