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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

IPEDS currently consists of the following [survey] components: Institutional Characteristics; 12-Month Enrollment; Completions; Human Resources Composed of Employees by Assigned Position, Fall Staff, and Salaries; Fall Enrollment; Graduation Rates; Finance; and Student Financial Aid.

Support Materials and Links for New Hampshire IPEDS Keyholders and Coordinators

Need an answer to an IPEDS-related question?

  • The IPEDS Help Desk is available by phone, at 1-877-225-2568, or by e-mail, at

Need information or training on the 2018-19 IPEDS Data Collection Surveys?

Need details on IPEDS data collection requirements?

IPEDS 2018-19 Data Collection Schedule

  Registration Fall
6 Weeks
9 Weeks
17 Weeks
Collection Opens August 8 September 5 December 12 December 12
Collection Closes for Keyholders
August 29

October 17

February 13

April 10
Collection Closes for Coordinators
August 29

October 31

February 27

April 24
Components included Registration;
Report Mapping;
Institution ID;
Institutional Characteristics;
12-month Enrollment
Student Financial Aid;
Graduation Rates;
200% Graduation Rates;
Outcome Measures
Fall Enrollment;
Human Resources;
Academic Libraries;
Preliminary Data
available in the
IPEDS Data Center*
  Early Summer Early Fall Mid-Fall

*Release dates are approximate.

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