IPEDS Workshop
March 25, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Orlando, FL
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018
Workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.


The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers(AACRAO) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with AACRAO's 104th Annual Meeting​. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).​

Morning workshop content:​  IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution

​This workshop stresses the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain are incorporated, enabling participants to understand the role of governmental and non-governmental entities in IPEDS reporting. The workshop includes presentations, discussions, exercises, and demonstrations using IPEDS data tools and resources.

Afternoon workshop content: IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness
This workshop introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience in benchmarking studies. Participants use data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the “Use of Data” section of the NCES website to learn about the types of comparison groups that can be constructed. Exercises demonstrate establishment of key performance indicators (KPIs) and identification of variables to refine comparison groups.


Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).


This workshop is limited to 45 participants. Workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted.
Workshop registration components:
  • Contact and employment information
  • IPEDS Experience
  • Brief description of how the specific curriculum offered at the workshop will benefit you
  • Supervisor's Contact Information (for Workshop attendance acknowledgement communication)
  • Agreement to:
    • Bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel
    • Arrange and pay for travel and hotel as needed
    • Attend the entire workshop and complete the workshop evaluation
    • Notify AIR immediately if unable to attend the workshop 


Note: If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155 (option 2) or e-mail
Phone: 850-385-4155 (option 2)