IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies

Reducing the Reporting Burden

Upcoming Sessions

February Course​

February 1 - 28, 2019​​

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March Course

March 1 - 31, 2019
Registration opens February 15
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April Course

April 1 - 30, 2019
Registration opens March 15
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May Course

Registration opens April 15
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June Course

Registration opens May 15
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Seats are allocated on a first-come, first served basis. 

AIR's online course, IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden, is a mentor-supported course that can be taken from the comfort of your home or office.

Course Description:

IPEDSCreated for data providers with 10-24 months of experience, this course is designed to enhance your knowledge as an IPEDS Keyholder. The course introduces and expands upon concepts for IPEDS Keyholders, including cleaning data files, leveraging IPEDS data at your institution, reducing the burden of IPEDS reporting with process management and reporting, benchmarking data, and creating benchmarking reports.

This curriculum is intended for both officially designated IPEDS Keyholders as well as individuals that serve in a secondary (proxy Keyholder) role assisting the official IPEDS Keyholder in the data collection/entry process.

NOTE: Participants may only enroll in ONE course at a time. Additionally, participants should allow 10-12 hours to complete their chosen course within a one-month period.


  • No tuition charge to participants
  • Mentor supported
  • Self-paced curriculum over the course of one month


Space is limited to 60 participants per course, and online seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted.

Online course registration components:

  • Contact and employment information
  • IPEDS experience
  • Brief description of how the specific curriculum offered in the online course will benefit you
  • Supervisor's contact information (for course completion acknowledgement communication)
  • Agreement to:
    • Only request a seat in ONE Keyholder course for a given month - either Keyholder Essentials or Keyholder Efficiencies
    • Complete this self-paced curriculum over the course of one month
    • Contact the IPEDS Help Desk to ask specific questions related to my completion of individual IPEDS collection surveys
    • Notify AIR immediately if I am unable to complete the course

? Contact the AIR IPEDS Keyholder Course staff at ipedskeyholdercourse@airweb.org or 850-391-7109

Financial support for the development and management of this online course is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​