Degrees Awarded Survey

Section Definition

The Degrees Awarded Survey counts the total number of degrees that were awarded for programs that are in the FAEIS purview during the previous academic year (the 2020 Degrees Awarded survey would include all degrees that were awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year). All students who were awarded a degree (Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Doctoral) should be included. Please exclude students who were awarded certificates. Students must be reported under the program/major they were awarded. If the student double majored and earned two bachelors degrees, please only report them under their first major. If a student earned two degrees of different levels in the same academic year (ex: bachelors earned in the fall semester and masters earned in the spring semester), please report both degrees.

All programs must be accompanied by its corresponding Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code. The program name can be reported as it exists at your institution or you can report the corresponding CIP code name. You can update the list of instructional programs for your institution at any time. The survey can be completed one of three ways: through the online interface, completing an excel workbook, or submitting a data file. In addition to CIP code and degree level, degrees awarded must also be broken down by gender and race/ethnicity.

Required Degrees Awarded Variable Definitions

Below is a summary of the required data elements for the degrees awarded survey:

  • CIP Code The 6-digit code that best reflects the program. This should be the same code that is used to report to the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Program Name – The name of the program as it is at your institutions or the CIP code name.
  • Degree Awarded – Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral.
  • Gender – Male, Female, Unknown.
  • Race/Ethnicity – All Non-US Citizens, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Two or More Races, Unknown Ethnicity, Unspecified Minority, White (non-Hispanic).

Student Survey Information

Faculty Survey Information