Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the postsecondary-level data collection program of the National Center for Education Statistics, a part of the research operation of the U.S. Department of Education. All postsecondary institutions in the U.S. that participate in any federal financial assistance program (i.e., federal financial aid) are required to report IPEDS data. IPEDS is an important tool in the development and assessment of postsecondary education policy in the U.S.

How does Berklee collect data?

IPEDS data are collected through the implementation of a group of annual surveys, which are completed by the appropriate area of the institution. At Berklee, the areas that complete the IPEDS surveys are:

  • the Office of the Registrar,
  • the Admissions Office,
  • the Office of Student Financial Services,
  • Human Resources,
  • the Administration and Finance Group, and
  • the Stan Getz Library and the Albert Alphin Library.

The Office of Institutional Assessment coordinates the response to the surveys and is responsible for verification and final submission of the data.

What data are collected?

The IPEDS survey collects data pertaining to student and institutional demographics, financial aid, retention and graduation, and institutional resources.

Data are collected throughout the year, according to the IPEDS Data Collection Schedule. The various sections of the survey are outlined in the table below. You may view PDFs of the responses for the previous five years.

Survey/Years

2017–2018 2016–2017
2015–2016
2014–2015
2013–2014
2012–2013
IPEDS Data Feedback Report (DFR)
IPEDS-generated report comparing respondent school to a group of peers
 
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Institutional Characteristics
Includes components such as student enrollment, selection process, student charges, etc.
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Admission and Enrollment
Admissions
Includes admissions considerations and selection process
Available 3/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF Not collected prior to 2014
Fall Enrollment
Includes segmentation by gender, race/ethnicity, age, and total entering class and retention rates
Available 5/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
12-Month Enrollment
Includes instructional activity and segmentation by race/ethnicity
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Graduation and Outcomes
150% Graduation Rates
Includes completion of program within 150% normal time to completion and length of time to complete degree
Available 3/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
200% Graduation Rates
Includes completion of program within 200% normal time to completion and length of time to complete degree
Available 3/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Completions
Includes segmentation by race/ethnicity, award levels, and programs
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Outcome Measures
Includes award status for first-time and non-first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates

Available 3/1/2018 PDF PDF Not collected prior to 2015
College Resources
Student Financial Aid
Includes student counts; federal, state, and institutional grants and loans
Available 3/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Finance
Includes components such as revenues and investments, liabilities and assets, endowment, expenses by functions and natural classifications, and scholarships and fellowships
Available 5/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Human Resources
Includes employees by assigned position (EAP), tenure status, full-time/part-time staff and instructional staff; and staff by gender, contract length, and academic rank
Available 5/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF

Academic Libraries
Includes size of library collections, expenditures, and interlibrary services

Available 5/1/2018 PDF PDF PDF Not collected prior to 2014