IPEDS Tutorials

The online tutorials below provide overviews and guidance for completing the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys and using IPEDS Data Tools to extract data and perform benchmark comparisons.

These tutorials are produced by AIR and approved by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).


Featured: IPEDS Updates

2023-24 Data Collection Updates Play  

This tutorial provides an overview of the 2023-24 data collection schedule.


Reporting Race and Ethnicity Play

This tutorial helps institutions determine how to report undocumented students and students that are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.

Tutorial Videos

IPEDS Updates


Data Tools

Related IPEDS Tutorials


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Fall Collection

  • Institutional Characteristics
  • Completions
  • 12-month Enrollment

Winter Collection

  • Student Financial Aid
  • Graduation Rates
  • 200% Graduation Rates
  • Admissions
  • Outcome Measures

Spring Collection

  • Fall Enrollment
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Libraries

IPEDS Resources