Fall Enrollment

Survey Component Overview:
The purpose of the Fall Enrollment component of IPEDS is to collect enrollment data on all students enrolled for credit in courses/programs that could lead to awards ranging from postsecondary certificates of less than 1 year to doctoral degrees. Fall enrollment data are collected by level of student, attendance status, race/ethnicity, and gender. In addition, the Fall Enrollment component collects data on the institution's undergraduate entering class, first-time student retention rates, and the student-to-faculty ratio. Every other year data on enrollment by nine selected fields of study are collected, as is residency of first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. In opposite years, enrollment by student age is collected.

 

 

 
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Data Collection Period
December 14, 2016 –  April 12, 2017 for IPEDS Keyholders.
December 14, 2016 –  April 26, 2017 for IPEDS Coordinators.

Video Tutorials

 
Retention Rates - Four-year Institutions
Retention Rates - Less-than Four-year Institutions
 
 

Explanation and Context Boxes
 
Fall vs. 12-month Enrollment
Who to Include
 
 First-time Students
 


Distance Education

 

 

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