Keyholder Courses

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These mentor-supported courses can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, and require approximately 10-12 hours of study within a one-month period. 

All IPEDS Keyholder training options are available at no cost to participants. Funding for this work comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

NOTE: Participants may only enroll in ONE course at a time.

IPEDS Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide

Created for data providers with less than 9 months of experience as keyholders, this course covers basic concepts and definitions, such as:

  • What IPEDS is
  • Components that make up an IPEDS submission
  • IPEDS requirements and your responsibilities as a Keyholder
  • Tips and tricks on how to complete accurate and timely IPEDS submissions

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IPEDS Keyholder Efficiencies:  Reducing the Reporting Burden

Created for keyholders with 10-24 months of experience, this course introduces and expands upon concepts including:

  • Cleaning data files
  • Leveraging IPEDS data at your institution
  • Reducing the burden of IPEDS reporting
  • Benchmarking data and creating benchmarking reports

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