Courses & Workshops

Online Keyholder Courses

Mentor-supported, self-paced courses are designed to enhance your knowledge as an IPEDS Keyholder. Courses can be taken from the comfort of your home or office, and require approximately 10-12 hours to complete within a one-month period.

IPEDS Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide


IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden


Face-to-Face Workshops

IPEDS Workshops are face-to-face training sessions for IPEDS data providers and users. IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical, and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. Funding for IPEDS Workshops is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Workshops can be either co-hosted by AIR and other higher education organizations or offered as an AIR stand-alone training. In either case, workshops are provided at no charge to the co-host and workshop participants.


NCES Data Institute

With support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AIR operates the NCES Data Institute: Using Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education. The Institute is an intensive introduction to NCES datasets and research methodologies using large-scale national data sources.