IPEDS has five module-based tutorials from the Distance Learning Dataset Training System (DLDT), which is an online tool designed to introduce you to the IPEDS datasets, design, and considerations for analysis to facilitate successful analyses. The modules provide information about the specific datasets and tools needed to find published reports, explore and acquire data, create data files, and conduct analyses in selected statistical software packages. IPEDS DLDT modules are appropriate for use by researchers, students, policy specialists, education professionals and anyone who are interested in postsecondary students, faculty, staff, and resources. IPEDS DLDT modules allow you to access the information you need at no cost and at your own pace.
Use Internet Explorer 9.0+ and Flash Player 10 to access the full functionality of the IPEDS DLDT modules. Consult the Technical Issues NCES Help website for additional information and helpful links for download. Contact the IPEDS Use the Data Help Desk at 866-558-0658 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or IPEDS staff with specific data questions.
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This module introduces users to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). It provides users with basic information about the survey universe, data collection cycle, and data availability. It also provides an overview of topics for which data are available for analysis.
Total Run Time: 8 minutes | Total Slide Count: 12
This module describes options and processes for accessing the IPEDS data. It also discusses the structure of IPEDS data files, and explains how to appropriately choose variables for analysis.
Total Run Time: 14 minutes | Total Slide Count: 20
This module describes the nine major topical areas of data that are collected through IPEDS: Institutional characteristics; enrollment; completions; graduation rates and outcomes; admissions; student financial aid; human resources; finance; and academic libraries.
Total Run Time: 18 minutes | Total Slide Count: 26
This module describes the IPEDS universe, how missing data are handled, and which imputation flags must be downloaded.
Total Run Time: 10 minutes | Total Slide Count: 12
This module describes considerations for analyzing IPEDS data pertaining to institutional characteristics; enrollment; completions; graduation rates and outcomes; admissions; student financial aid; human resources; finance; and academic libraries.
Total Run Time: 19 minutes | Total Slide Count: 20