Description: Data collected in the Institutional Characteristics survey provide general information about the institution. Data collected include: institution address, telephone number, and website; educational offerings and mission statements; control/affiliation, award levels, and calendar system; and student charges, including tuition and required fees and room and board charges for institutions with full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
Note: There are a number of changes for the 2017-18 data collection. These changes impact the Outcome Measures, Institutional Characteristics, and Admissions survey components. Please review these changes at https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ViewContent.aspx?contentId=17 before completing the survey components. Please also review the survey materials at https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/VisIndex.aspx to view these changes.
Agency: U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Direct Agency: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
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