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There are two items this week:
  1. Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2020 Released
  2. New IPEDS Brochures Released

1) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2020 Released

NCES is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), which can be downloaded from the Resources section of the 2020 CIP website as either a Word or Excel file. NCES is releasing the 2020 CIP approximately one year in advance of when it will be implemented to allow sufficient time for institutions to update their reporting systems. IPEDS institutions will be expected to use the 2020 CIP beginning with the Fall 2020 Completions Survey, when institutions report on the number of degrees and certificates awarded by 6 digit CIP Code between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.

NCES plans to release training on how to use the 2020 CIP in early 2020. Until then, users can email questions to NCES staff at CIP2020@ed.gov. The CIP website also contains a detailed Help document and Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated on a regular basis.

2) New IPEDS Brochures Released

NCES is pleased to announce the release of two new IPEDS brochures. These are two in a series of brochures designed to inform data users (e.g., researchers, policy makers, members of the media, the general public, etc.) about the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and other NCES surveys. The new brochures are as follows:

  • The Completions Brochure (found at https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019007) uses graphics and plain language to describe the different award levels that are collected, the fields of study collected, as well as terminology related to this IPEDS component.
  • The Admissions Brochure (found at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019037) uses graphics and plain language to describe the data related to the number of students that applied to a school, were admitted, and eventually enrolled. It provides prospective students with a range of factors used by selective institutions in their admissions process.

Contact the IPEDS Help Desk for assistance in creating and/or uploading your institution's custom comparison group.
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