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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

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


Read the IPEDS Media Primer (PDF, 165 KB) for more information about the data and tools available.

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

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

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.