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.
In odd-numbered years, the purpose is also to collect data by race/ethnicity and gender. The reporting of data by race/ethnicity and gender is optional in even-numbered years such as this year.


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Data Collection Period
December 11, 2013 – April 9, 2014 for IPEDS Keyholders.
December 11, 2013 – April 23, 2014 for IPEDS Coordinators.

What's New in 2013?

There are no changes to the HR survey component for the 2013-14 Collection Period.   

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.

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