Completions (C)

Survey Component Overview:
The IPEDS Completions survey collects data on postsecondary awards ranging from postsecondary certificates of less than 1 year to doctor's degrees. Data collected include degree completions by level and other formal awards by length of program, by race/ethnicity and gender of recipient, and by program as described by 6-digit CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) codes. Data are collected for both first and second major fields of study. Also, the Completions component now collects the number of completers by award level.





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Data Collection Period

September 6 – October 18, 2017 for IPEDS Keyholders.
September 6 – November 1, 2017 for IPEDS Coordinators.

Learn more about 2017-18 IPEDS Collection changes

Video Tutorials:


This tutorial discusses the reporting of completions and completers data.

This tutorial discusses the reporting of distance education data.


This tutorial describes how to report data using the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).