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Search for tables, charts, publications, or other products related to postsecondary education by keywords and filters.

IPEDS Survey Components

Learn more about the individual IPEDS survey components: view training videos, infographics, answers to frequently asked questions, survey forms, and more.

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Data Trends

Use the Trend Generator to view trends on most frequently asked subject areas including: Enrollment, Completions, Graduation Rates, Employees and Staff, Institutional Revenues, and Financial Aid.

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Look Up an Institution

Look up information for one institution at a time. Data can be viewed in two forms: institution profile (similar to College Navigator) and reported data (institution's response to each survey question).

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Data Feedback Report

Download, print, or customize an institution's Data Feedback Report, a report that graphically summarizes selected institutional data and compares the data with peer institutions.

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Statistical Tables

Create simple descriptive statistics (e.g., total, count, average, median, standard deviation, percentiles) on selected IPEDS institutions and variables.

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Summary Tables

Customize a summary table for a select subgroup of institutions on the following popular topics: tuition and fees, room and board, student financial aid, admissions, test scores, student enrollment, degree/certificate awarded, and graduation rates.

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Compare Institutions

Download IPEDS data files for more than 7,000 institutions and up to 250 variables. Data files are provided in comma separated value (*.csv) format.

Survey Data
Survey Data

Data are available starting with the 1980-81 collection year for the Complete data files and Custom data files functions, which zip the data into comma separated value (*csv). Beginning with the 2004-05 collection year, data for each collection year are compiled into an Access database.

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Publications and Products

Review publications using IPEDS data including First Looks, Web Tables, methodology reports, and Digest Tables.