Human Resources (HR)

Survey Component Overview:
The primary purpose of the Human Resources (HR) component is to collect the number of staff by employment status (full-time and part-time) and occupational category.

  • For degree-granting institutions and related administrative offices that have 15 or more full-time staff, additional data are also collected for some staff by tenure status, contract length, and academic rank. In addition, salary data on full-time staff are collected on newly hired full-time permanent staff. Data are also collected by medical school status for 4-year and above degree-granting institutions.

  • For degree-granting institutions and related administrative offices that have less than 15 full-time staff, data are also collected on full-time staff. 



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Data Collection Period
December 13, 2017 –  April 11, 2018 for IPEDS Keyholders.
December 13, 2017 –  April 25, 2018 for IPEDS Coordinators.

Helpful Resources
Additional information and resources can be found in the IPEDS HR/SOC Information Center, including general information about the SOC, the IPEDS/SOC crosswalk, a SOC Browse Tool, frequently asked questions, and web tutorials.

Video Tutorials



This tutorial provides an overview of the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification system.



This tutorial discusses the SOC Occupational Categories and how they relate to the IPEDS HR survey component.





This tutorial discusses helpful resources for categorizing employees according to the new HR/SOC guidelines.



This tutorial discusses the period of reporting and who to include and not include when reporting HR data.



This tutorial discusses the reporting of salary data for the HR component.



NEW!​​​ This tutorial discusses how to report new hires in Section H of the HR survey component.