Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) requires the annual reporting of data from universities nationwide. The NCES gathers and disseminates these data using the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a web-based data collection tool.

Reports for UNC-Chapel Hill
Use the page navigation below to step through each year using the collapsing menus.

Reporting Schedule
To comply with NCES requirements, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports data in the fall, winter, and spring of each year. Currently, the seasonal data collections include:

  • Fall
    • Institutional Characteristics
    • Completions
    • 12-month Enrollment components
  • Winter
    • Student Financial Aid
    • 4 – 6 Years Graduation Rates
    • 4 – 8 Years Graduation Rates
    • Admissions
  • Spring
    • Fall Enrollment
    • University Financial Information
    • Human Resources
    • Academic Libraries

More Information

To learn more on the methodology used in preparing the IPEDS reports, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), provides free online video tutorials about IPEDS data submissions. These 2-3 minute tutorials explain important IPEDS concepts, such as Who Counts as a First-Time Student, Fall vs. 12-month Enrollment, and Tuition vs. Price (Cost).

These videos may be helpful in understanding the data included in the IPEDS reports for UNC Chapel Hill. Please click here to access the video tutorials.

The NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education and is located within the United States Department of Education. More information on IPEDS data sources and reports from peer institutions are available from the US Department of Education website at

All sections are in PDF format.

Open IPEDS 2016-2017 Reports

Open IPEDS 2015-2016 Reports

Open IPEDS 2014-2015 Reports

Open IPEDS 2013-2014 Reports

Open IPEDS 2012-2013 Reports

Open IPEDS 2011-2012 Reports

Open IPEDS 2010-2011 Reports

Open IPEDS 2009-2010 Reports

Open IPEDS 2008-2009 Reports

Open IPEDS 2007-2008 Reports