Graduation Rates (GR)

Survey Component Overview:
The purpose of the Graduation Rates component of IPEDS is to track the cohorts of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, as well as their completion status at 150% of normal time at postsecondary institutions. This data is collected to comply with the Student-Right-to-Know Act.



View Overview Tutorial Script (PDF)​

Data Collection Period 
December 13, 2017 –  February 14, 2018 for IPEDS Keyholders.
December 13, 2017 –  February 28, 2018 for IPEDS Coordinators.

Video Tutorials


This tutorial discusses how to report students if they change programs within the same institution and the lengths of the programs are different.

This tutorial reviews the Pell and Subsidized Stafford loan cohorts that are reported in the graduation rates survey component.


This tutorial discusses who to include and cohort revisions when reporting graduation rate data.