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IPEDS Data Use Help Desk

For those interested in using and analyzing IPEDS Data,
contact this help desk:

Frequently requested services:

  • Assistance with accessing IPEDS data for research and analysis
  • Answers about specific types of data collected in IPEDS
  • Guidance about locating and using IPEDS data

Phone: (866) 558-0658
Email: ipedstools@rti.org

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm, Eastern.

Media/Press

All media questions are first directed to the U.S. Department of Education Press Office.

400 Maryland Ave, SW, 7E-247 Washington, DC 20202

Phone: (202) 401-1576
Email: press@ed.gov

IPEDS Data Collection Help Desk

For those reporting data and in need of technical assistance,
this is the best place to start.

Frequently asked topics:

  • Data collection schedule
  • Clarifications on survey questions
  • Reporting requirements
  • Assistance with edit errors
  • General IPEDS questions

Phone: (877) 225-2568
Email: ipedshelp@rti.org

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm, Eastern.
During the final 10 days of each data collection period,
additional weeknight and weekend hours are offered.