IPEDS Finance (Virtual Workshop)

October 18-18, 2023
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October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

This workshop is designed for IR professionals who have no training in finance or accounting, and focuses on a general understanding of higher education finance with an overview of where, how, and why IPEDS Finance data are used. Topics include an introduction to higher education finance; Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) vs. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); key accounting concepts; a review of general purpose financial statements and how they relate to the IPEDS Finance survey; and reporting comparison challenges. Exercises provide participants with experience completing the IPEDS Finance survey and benchmarking with commonly used finance variables.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of Higher Education Finance  
  • Understand the differences between GASB and FASB  
  • Overview of key accounting concepts  
  • Overview of General Purpose Financial Statements  
  • Introduction to the IPEDS Finance Survey  
  • Identify most common errors in the IPEDS Finance survey  
  • Identify where the IPEDS Finance data show up and how the data are used  
  • Reporting comparison challenges with the IPEDS Finance Data 


This workshop is available at no charge to participants. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).


If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155 x2 or email

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Date(s): October 18-18, 2023