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ERIC Number: ED486443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 389
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Data Quality Study. Methodology Report. NCES 2005-175
Jackson, Kenneth W.; Peecksen, Scott; Jang, Donsig; Sukasih, Amang
National Center for Education Statistics
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) was initiated in 1986 to collect data about all identified institutions whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. Postsecondary education is defined within IPEDS as "the provision of a formal instructional program whose curriculum is designed primarily for students who are beyond the compulsory age for high school. This includes programs whose purpose is academic, vocational, and continuing education, and excludes avocational and adult basic education programs." Since 1992, IPEDS has focused on institutions participating in Title IV Federal Financial Assistance programs. In fact, institutions participating in Title IV Federal Financial Assistance programs are required to provide IPEDS data. IPEDS data are collected as nine separate components--institutional characteristics, completions, employees by assigned position, salaries, fall staff, enrollment, student financial aid, finance, and graduation rates. Tuition and price data are collected as a part of the institutional characteristics component. These data are collected annually in three distinct data collections: fall, winter, and spring. Each collection uses web-based survey procedures. Appended are: (1) Imputation Flag Values; (2) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Tuition and Price Component; (3) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Employees by Assigned Position Component; (4) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Completions Component; (5) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Enrollment Component; (F) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Student Financial Aid Component; (6) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Finance Component; (7) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Salaries Component; and (8) Variables in the Final Analysis File for the Graduation Rates Component. (Contains 171 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Decision Information Resources, Inc., Houston, TX.; Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED565614