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Postsecondary Education Administrative Data and Data Tools. Susan Aud, Ph.D. National Center for Education Statistics Institute of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education May 18, 2014. IPEDS Overview Purpose of the Study.

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Postsecondary education administrative data and data tools

Postsecondary Education Administrative Data and Data Tools

Susan Aud, Ph.D.

National Center for Education Statistics

Institute of Education Sciences

U.S. Department of Education

May 18, 2014

Ipeds overview purpose of the study
IPEDS OverviewPurpose of the Study

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by NCES.

  • It gathers data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

  • The completion of all IPEDS surveys is mandatory for institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any federal student financial aid program (such as Pell grants and federal student loans)

Postsecondary administrative data college navigator
Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator

What is College Navigator?

• A free consumer information tool

• Designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about approximately 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the US and other jurisdictions

• Located at:

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Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator

College Navigator

Offers institutional information such as:

  • Programs offered, degrees awarded

  • Retention and graduation rates

  • Price of attendance

  • Aid available

  • Campus safety

  • Accreditation

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Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator

• Search

– On every page

– Guided

– Use name or AKA

– New search options

• Compare

– Up to 4 institutions

• Favorites

– Save up to 15 institutions from different searches

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Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator


– Email link sent to user


– Search results can be exported to other formats such

as Excel

•Spanish Version

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Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator

General information

is displayed along

with a Google map.

Additional details

are available by

clicking on the plus


You can return to

your search results

by clicking on “Back

to Results”.

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Postsecondary Administrative DataCollege Navigator

  • Data Limitations

  • • Focus on traditional students

  • Large portion of data presented based on full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking undergraduate students (Admissions, estimated student, expenses, financial aid, graduation, transfer out rates)

  • No net tuition

  • Estimated student expenses (before aid)

  • Average amounts of aid received (Federal grants, state and local grants, institutional grants, loans)

Ipeds data center
IPEDS Data Center

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 data center trend generator
IPEDS Data CenterTrend Generator

The IPEDS Trend Generator is a quick and easy way to see trends in IPEDS data over time.

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IPEDS Data CenterTrend Generator

Results can be “limited” by a second variable, shown over time, or used to build a table.

Ipeds data center college and career tables library
IPEDS Data CenterCollege and Career Tables Library

NCES already has thousands of tables available and they can be searched by topic.

Contact information
Contact Information

Susan Aud, Ph.D.


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (202) 219-7013

IPEDS Helpdesk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone (866) 558-0658