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Completions (C)

​Survey Component Overview​:

The IPEDS Completions survey collects data on postsecondary awards ranging from postsecondary certificates of less than 1 year to doctor's degrees. Data collected include degree completions by level and other formal awards by length of program, by race/ethnicity and gender of recipient, and by program as described by 6-digit CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) codes. Data are collected for both first and second major fields of study. Also, the Completions componen​t now collects the number of completers by award level.

Data Collection Period:

  • September 5 – October 17, 2018 for IPEDS Keyholders.
  • September 5 – October 31, 2018 for IPEDS Coordinators.

Related Tutorials:


This tutorial discusses the reporting of completions and completers data.

This tutorial discusses the reporting of distance education data.


This tutorial describes how to report data using the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).



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