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ERIC Number: ED536025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011; and Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2003-2008: First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2012-174
Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.
National Center for Education Statistics
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS spring 2012 data collection, which included four survey components: Enrollment at postsecondary institutions during fall 2011; Finance, for the 2011 fiscal year; and graduation rates of selected cohorts within 150 and 200 percent of normal program completion time. Data for all components were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. Detailed information about the study methodology can be found at This "First Look" using IPEDS preliminary data provides users with an opportunity to obtain access to IPEDS data soon after the close of data collection. Provisional data for this collection, containing fully imputed and adjudicated data, will be released approximately 3 months after the preliminary data. Final data, including revisions submitted by institutions after the close of data collection, will be available during the following collection year (2012-13). The purpose of this report is to introduce new data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information. Selected findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available when using the IPEDS data rather than to discuss all of the observed differences, and they are not meant to emphasize any particular issue. Not all data collected during the spring 2012 collection are displayed in this "First Look"; however, all data from the spring 2012 collection are publicly available through the IPEDS Data Center, found at Appended are: (1) Data Collection Procedures; and (2) Glossary of IPEDS Terms. (Contains 4 tables, 4 footnotes and 8 endnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED555651; ED555652