Description: The Outcome Measures component of IPEDS collects outcome data from degree-granting institutions on four degree/certificate-seeking student cohorts (full-time, first-time; part-time, first-time; full-time, non-first-time entering; and part-time, non-first-time entering students). For each of the four cohorts, the component collects a status update eight years after the cohort enters the institution using the following categories: received award; did not receive award, still enrolled at reporting institution; did not receive award, subsequently enrolled at another institution; did not receive award, subsequent enrollment status unknown. A total of students who did not receive an award will be calculated.
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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IPEDS Data Reporting and Information (Log in required for reporting):
Due Date: Winter Collection (Mid to Late February)