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ERIC Number: ED583680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2016-17. First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2018-060
Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B.
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 United States jurisdictions. 1 This First Look presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS fall 2017 data collection, which included three survey components: "Institutional Characteristics," "Completions," and "12-Month Enrollment." Data for all components were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. The Institutional Characteristics component collected basic information on the characteristics of institutions for the academic year 2017-18. The Completions component collected data on the number of degrees and certificates awarded by level of award, field of study, race/ethnicity, and gender between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The "12-Month Enrollment" component collected the unduplicated count of students enrolled and the instructional activity of institutions for the 12-month period July 1, 2016 to July 30, 2017. A brief summary of the fall 2017-18 survey components is included in this report, and data collection procedures are summarized in appendix A. Detailed information about the study methodology can be found at This "First Look" provides users with access to IPEDS data soon after the close of data collection. This report is based upon preliminary data that have not been extensively reviewed or edited. Provisional data containing fully reviewed, edited, and imputed data will be released approximately 3 months after the preliminary data. Final data, including revisions to the provisional data submitted by institutions after the close of data collection, will be available during the next collection year (2018-19). The purpose of this report is to introduce new data through tables containing descriptive information such as totals, averages, and percentages. The findings presented here demonstrate the range of information available through IPEDS; they include only a sample of the information collected and are not meant to emphasize any particular issue. While only a few of the data included in the fall 2017 collection are displayed in this "First Look," all data from the fall 2017 collection are publicly available through the IPEDS "Use the Data" page, found at
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 - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); RTI International
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES13C0056