Admissions

Admissions reports are created and updated based on the academic year fall term admissions data. This data is prepared and available for reporting in the beginning of September. Admissions reports are scheduled to be released for the current academic year in late September to early October of that year.

Enrollment

Enrollment reports are scheduled to be released after the new census data is posted in late September to early October.

Faculty and Staff

Data for personnel faculty and staff reports are available in November. Reports are scheduled to be released mid-December.

Retention and Graduation

Retention data is prepared after the term’s census data is made available. Spring term reports are scheduled to be released late September and fall term reports are scheduled to be released mid to late February. Graduation data is prepared usually one month after the term graduation. Reports are typically posted 2 months after the term graduation. Spring term graduation and retention reports are available in mid to late July, Summer term graduation and retention reports are available in mid to late October, and Fall term graduation and retention reports are available in late January.

Finance

Data for finance reports are available in mid to late January. Reports are scheduled to be released late February.

Tuition and Fees

Reports using tuition and fees data are scheduled to be released late September.

Financial Aid

Data for financial aid reports are available in mid to late January. Reports are scheduled to be released late February.

Institution

Current Statistics and Historical Trends Reports at an institutional level are scheduled to be released late February.

Diversity

Student diversity reports are scheduled to be released after the new census data is posted in late September to early October. Faculty and staff diversity reports are posted mid to late December.

Space Management

Housing reports are scheduled to be released after the new census data is posted in late September to early October. Space utilization reports are scheduled to be released after the end of the fall term in mid to late December.

IPEDS Reports

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. 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
    • Financial Information
    • Human Resources
    • Academic Libraries

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

Surveys

Student survey results are published at various times during the year as they become available. Visit the Surveys and Other Assessment Data page for more information about the surveys and when they are administered.