Institutional Characteristics (IC)

​Survey Component Overview​:
 

The IPEDS Institutional Characteristics (IC) survey collects basic institutional information including mission, system affiliations, student services, and athletic association. IC also c​ollects student charges data including tuition for different levels and pricing data for first-time, full-time students either for programs or for an academic year. This includes tuition and fee data as well as information on the estimated st​udent budgets for students based on living situations (on-campus or off-campus). The pricing numbers are also used in the SFA survey during the Winter collection to calculate net price of attendance.

Data Collection Period:

  • September 5 – October 17, 2018 for IPEDS Keyholders.
  • September 5 – October 31, 2018 for IPEDS Coordinators.
 


Video Tuto​rials: 

 

 

 

This tutorial discusses how to report cost of attendance data in IPEDS.

 


This tutorial discusses the reporting of distance education data to IPEDS
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This tutorial discusses how costs and net price are calculated for program reporting institutions in IPEDS.

 

 

This tutorial discusses first-time students and their impact on various IPEDS survey components.

 

This tutorial explains the difference between tuition and price of attendance.

 

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