Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes

Section Definition

All data that is reported to FAEIS must be organized by CIP codes – they are at the heart of FAEIS data. They are used to define the programs that exist at each institution. CIP codes area taxonomic scheme used to identify and track educational programs. They are defined by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). You can view the official list of CIP codes and definitions from NCES CIP website. This list is updated every ten years. All FAEIS reporting must be by 6-digit CIP code. CIP codes are also used by the Institutional Research office at your institution for submitting data to the U.S. Department of Education. The Institutional Research office at your institution would be the first place to seek help if you are not sure what CIP code you should report your programs under. You can view the most common FAEIS CIP Codes crosswalked by Program and Academic Area. If you do not find a code that accurately matches your program, please contact the FAEIS office. The FAEIS Office continues to try to identify new and emerging programs. In many cases, the new programs are multi-disciplinary, but sometimes they really are new fields like Viticulture and Organic Agriculture that have not yet been classified.

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