Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Reports
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys to collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, financial aid, and finances. Below find more information about the IPEDS surveys as well as recent completed survey reports for Morehouse College.
A wide range of characteristics of each campus, including identification information, educational offerings, organization, admissions requirements and services, student charges, and athletic conference membership.
These reports include the number of degrees and certificates conferred by level (minors and bachelor’s degrees); race/ethnicity and gender of recipient; and field of study (categorized according to a national taxonomy known as the Classification of Instructional Programs, or CIP codes).
The reporting period reflects the fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30. For example, the 2014 report includes degrees conferred in the academic year 2013-2014.
Unduplicated enrollment data for the July 1 - June 30 award year. Data include demographic information on race/ethnicity and gender. Data collected/calculated include headcounts, credit hours, and full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment (calculated based on instructional activity), which is used in computing expenses by function per FTE and revenues per FTE.
Student Financial Aid
Beginning with 2009, the Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey changed and expanded to reflect the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) regulations. This survey reports the aid "awarded" during the previous academic year to various groups of undergraduate students enrolled in the fall. Data are provided for costs of attendance (i.e. tuition and required fees, books and supplies, living arrangements) and by type of aid, residency, and source. Some of this information will appear in the government's "College Navigator" website and will also be the basis for the "Net Price Calculator."
These reports examine the status of a cohort of traditional beginners (first-time, full-time, fall semester entrants) though 150% of their program length (i.e. 1.5 years for certificates, 3 years for Associates, and 6 years for Baccalaureates). For example, the 2003 report includes the graduation rates through August of 2009. The reports are listed according to the year the students started. Students at IU campuses are tracked according to the campus at which they started and are considered a successful completer if they graduated from any IU campus. A new reporting requirement, "Graduation Rates 200" expands this completion window to 8 years for bachelor's seeking students and is shown on this site.
Graduation Rates 200
This survey extends the time to completion from six years (150% of program length) to eight years for bachelor's seeking students. This is an addendum report piece to the standard graduation rates required by IPEDS.
These reports include basic information about the undergraduate selection process for entering first-time, degree-seeking students. This includes information about admissions considerations, admissions yields, and SAT and ACT test scores (if test scores are required for admission).
Beginning in 2016, IPEDS started gathering outcome measure data. These reports track the status of four undergraduate student cohorts at degree-granting institutions (e.g. full-time, first-time; part-time, first-time; full-time, non-first-time; part-time, non-first time). Student completion awarded by the reporting institution and enrollment status is collected six and eight years after they entered the reporting institution.
Basic descriptive information (number by full-/part-time status, race/ethnicity and gender) about all employees by type of position (instructional, executive managerial, professional, clerical, etc.), as well as faculty salary averages by rank, but not by discipline.
These include the fall semester headcount enrollment of students enrolled in courses creditable toward a degree. The information is organized by course-load (full- or part-time), level, race/ethnicity, and gender.
This includes basic financial information associated with the College's audited General Purpose Financial Statements, including the assets, liabilities, plant resources, revenues (operating and non-operating), expenses by function, and endowment. As a private institution, Morehouse reports financial information under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Data Feedback Reports
Produced by the National Center for Education Statistics, these reports compare data we provided through the IPEDS surveys to data from the other member institutions of the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). The reports consider various indicators related to enrollment, including:
- Student race/ethnicity
- Charges and financial aid
- Graduation rates and degree completions
- Financial and staff resources