IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center. If you are looking for detailed statistics for a research project, you will want to use the IPEDS Data Center which has more robust search features.
The IPEDS Data Center allows users to compare individual institutions, rank institutions by certain variables, and download custom data files. For predefined data reports on the University of Denver, you may also wish to view the Profiles (University Fact Book). Please feel free to contact the Research Center with any questions!