What is IPEDS?

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the US Department of Education’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 website.

IPEDS Data Collection Calendar


2016 College Data Feedback Reports

In March 2017, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Data Feedback Reports for each of the Los Rios colleges based on the 2015-2016 IPEDS collection cycle including peer group comparisons.


IPEDS: 2016-17 Collection

Institutional Characteristics (IC) Header Survey


Fall 2016 IPEDS Survey Collection

Institutional Characteristics Survey

12-Month Enrollment Survey

Completions Survey


Winter 2017 Collection

Financial Aid

Graduation Rate Surveys

Outcomes Surveys


Spring 2017 Collection

Fall Enrollment

Human Resources

Academic Library Surveys