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IPEDSIntegrated Postsecondary Education Data System


PESC Approved Standards 

12 MONTH ENROLLMENT & COMPLETIONS

February 7, 2011

IPEDS 12 Month Enrollment and Completions Approved through PESC as Education Community Data Standards
PESC's Development & Approval Process Ensures Consistency, Transparency

The Board of Directors of PESC - the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council is pleased to announce the release of 12 Month Enrollment (4 year and less than 4 year) and Completions XML components of IPEDS - the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System as Education Community Data Standards approved through PESC's development and approval process.

IPEDS data collection, administered under the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education, currently encompasses eight survey categories. The first phase of data standardization focuses on the student-based survey categories in which Graduation Rates, Fall Enrollment, Student Financial Aid and now 12 Month Enrollment and Completions have already been approved through PESC's development and approval process and are now PESC approved standards.

"Transparent collaboration is our cornerstone principle," states Michael D. Sessa, President & CEO of PESC. "The open development and approval process, which can be used as a model across the education landscape, is customized to be responsive to the changing and sometimes urgent needs of the community, and can be expanded to ensure additional representation and a level playing field."

The development and approval process is lead by a diverse constituency of technical and non-technical stakeholders and managed by PESC's Standards Forum for Education, comprised of the Change Control Board (CCB), Technical Advisory Board (TAB), Steering Committee and development workgroups. The entire process is documented and online at www.PESC.org as PESC's Policies and Procedures Manual v 1.0, comprised of the Submission and Approval process, PESC's Guidelines for Data Modeling and XML Architecture and the User Guide to the XML Registry and Repository for the Education Community.

PESC members approving IPEDS 12 Month Enrollment and Completions:

  • AACRAO
  • AcademyOne
  • ACT
  • Avow Systems
  • California Community College System
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • College Board
  • Common Application
  • ConnectEDU
  • Docufide
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown University
  • Iowa State University
  • Jenzabar
  • Kuali Foundation
  • NASLA
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • NCHELP
  • Oracle
  • Oregon State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • SCRIP-SAFE International
  • Smart Catalog
  • Stanford University
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of Denver
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • USA Funds
  • US Department of Education
  • XAP

For any organization looking to communicate their specific use and implementation of PESC approved standards, please contact Michael Sessa or Jennifer Kim directly at Michael.Sessa@PESC.org 202-261-6516 or Jennifer.Kim@PESC.org 202-261-6514 respectively.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

December 1, 2010

IPEDS Student Financial Aid Reporting Approved through PESC as Education Community Data Standard

The Board of Directors of PESC - the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council is pleased to announce the release of Student Financial Aid Reporting of IPEDS - the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System - as an Education Community Data Standard approved through PESC's Standards Forum for Education.

PESC members that approved IPEDS Student Financial Aid:

  • AACRAO
  • AcademyOne
  • ACT
  • California Community College System
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • College Board
  • ConnectEDU
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Iowa State University
  • Jenzabar
  • Kuali Foundation
  • NASLA
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • NCHELP
  • Oracle
  • Pearson Education
  • SCRIP-SAFE International
  • Smart Catalog
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of Denver
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Phoenix
  • USA Funds
  • XAP

GRADUATION RATES

March 17, 2010

IPEDS XML Components for Graduation Rate Reporting Approved as PESC Community Standards

The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council is pleased to announce the release of XML components for graduation rate reporting for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as PESC approved community standards.

Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IPEDS was implemented to help NCES meet its mandate to report full and complete statistics on the condition of postsecondary education in the United States. IPEDS provides NCES with the basic data needed to describe the size of the postsecondary system in terms of students enrolled, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees earned. As of Fall 2007, the IPEDS universe contained approximately 6,800 Title-IV participating institutions, and approximately 200 non-Title-IV institutions that participate voluntarily.

IPEDS data collection currently encompasses eight survey categories. The first goal is to have PESC approved schemas for the student-based survey categories: Fall Enrollment, Twelve Month Enrollment, Completions, Graduation Rates and Student Financial Aid. PESC members that approved the XML components for graduation rate reporting under IPEDS:

  • AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
  • AcademyOne, Inc.
  • ACT, Inc.
  • California Community College System
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • College Board
  • ConnectEdu, Inc.
  • Datatel, Inc.
  • Docufide, Inc.
  • Emory University
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Iowa State University
  • Jenzabar
  • Kaplan University
  • Kuali Foundation
  • LSAC - Law School Admission Council
  • NASLA - National Association of Student Loan Administrators
  • NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Pearson Education
  • redLantern
  • SCRIP-SAFE International
  • Smart Catalog
  • Stanford University
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois - Student Financial Services
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • USA Funds
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • XAP

For any organization looking to communicate their specific use and implementation of PESC approved standards, please contact Michael Sessa or Jennifer Kim directly at Michael.Sessa@PESC.org 202-261-6516 or Jennifer.Kim@PESC.org 202-261-6514 respectively.


FALL ENROLLMENT

August 13, 2009

XML Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Approved as PESC Standard

The Board of Directors and Steering Committee of PESC - the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council are pleased to announce the release of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as an approved education community standard.

Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IPEDS was implemented to help NCES meet its mandate to report full and complete statistics on the condition of postsecondary education in the United States. IPEDS provides NCES with the basic data needed to describe the size of the postsecondary system in terms of students enrolled, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees earned. As of Fall 2007, the IPEDS universe contained approximately 6,800 Title-IV participating institutions, and approximately 200 non-Title-IV institutions that participate voluntarily.

"[NCES] would like to offer to the IPEDS community an XML-based method of uploading data, and concurrently, we would like to have our XML schemas approved by PESC for use in the postsecondary community," Elise Miller, IPEDS Program Director, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, stated in communications with PESC. "While the IPEDS data collection currently encompasses eight survey components, our first mission will be to have PESC approved schemas for the student-based survey components: Fall Enrollment, Twelve Month Enrollment, Completions, Graduation Rates and Student Financial Aid," Ms. Miller continued.

"PESC provides a balanced and neutral environment in which policymakers and business leaders can work together with data experts across various sectors to create and maintain tools and standards that enable efficient data exchange and reporting," stated Michael D. Sessa, PESC President & CEO. "The value-add and strength of PESC have always originated from the leadership of PESC's membership - that is volunteers who invest time and resources and believe in bringing true interoperability to the higher education lifecycle."

PESC Members that approved IPEDS:

  • AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
  • AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
  • AcademyOne, Inc.
  • ACT, Inc.
  • California Community College System
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • CollegeSource, Inc.
  • ConnectEdu, Inc.
  • Datatel, Inc.
  • Docufide, Inc.
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Iowa State University
  • Jenzabar
  • NASLA - National Association of Student Loan Administrators
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Oregon State University
  • Pearson Education
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • redLantern
  • San Francisco State University
  • Smart Catalog
  • Stanford University
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois - Student Financial Services
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • USA Funds
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Washington State University
  • XAP

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12 MONTH ENROLLMENT

NewsVERSION 2.0.0

4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

Less Than 4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

NewsVERSION 1.0.0

4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

Less Than 4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram


COMPLETIONS

NewsVERSION 1.0.0a

- Implementation Guide

NewsVERSION 1.0.0

- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

- EducationStatistics_v1.3.0.xsd
- CoreMain_v1.9.0.xsd


STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

NewsVERSION 2.0.0

- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

- EducationStatistics_v2.0.0.xsd
- CoreMain_v1.10.0.xsd

NewsVERSION 1.0.0

- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

- EducationStatistics_v1.4.0.xsd
- CoreMain_v1.9.0.xsd


GRADUATION RATES

NewsVERSION 2.0.0

2 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

Less Than 2 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

- EducationStatistics_v2.0.0.xsd
- CoreMain_v1.10.0.xsd

NewsVERSION 1.0.0

2 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

Less Than 2 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Instance Document
- Diagram

- Education Statistics v1.2.0.xsd
- CoreMain v1.7.0.xsd


FALL ENROLLMENT

NewsVERSION 1.0.0

4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Diagram

Less Than 4 Year
- Implementation Guide
- XML Schema
- Diagram

- EducationStatistics_v1.0.0.xsd
- CoreMain_v1.7.0.xsd

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