IPEDS Survey Archive


IPEDS Surveys Available for Download

PLEASE NOTE: Most IPEDS Surveys lag one year (i.e., surveys for each academic year will report data from the previous academic year). 

The survey links on this page are downloadable PDFs. They will either save directly to your desktop or open in your browser window, depending upon your browser's configuration.


12-Month Headcounts - Unduplicated headcounts for the Previous Academic Year


Academic Libraries - New Survey beginning in 2014-15


Admissions - Basic information about the undergraduate selection process for entering first-time, degree-seeking students


Completions - Degrees Awarded in the Previous Academic Year by CIP code, level,  gender, and race/ethnicity


Fall Enrollment - Enrollment for the Fall Semester by level, gender, race/ethnicity


Finance - Revenues and expenditures, net assets, and other financial data


Graduation Rates - Four, five, and six-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen


Graduation Rates +200% - Eight-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen


Human Resources - Fall staff survey, faculty salaries, and Employees by Assigned Position


Institutional Characteristics - Information regarding institution's mission, student services, and student charges


Outcomes Survey - New Survey beginning in 2015-16 that collects award and enrollment data from degree-granting institutions on four undergraduate cohorts at two points in time: six-year and eight-year


Student Financial Aid - Number of recipients, types of financial aid, and average amounts received




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.