Transfer Survey

Section Definition

The Transfer Survey is a count of all students who transferred from a two-year institution to a four-year institution into programs that are in the FAEIS purview during the Fall semester. The Transfer Survey is a subset of the Enrollment Survey. This should only include all students who transfer into a Baccalaureate program, not into another Associates degree program. All students (full-time and part-time, on-campus and online) who are enrolled in a baccalaureate program should be counted. Please do not include those enrolled in certificate or associate programs. Students must be reported under the program (major) they are enrolled in. If the student has more than one major, please only report them under their first major. 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, the transfer headcounts must also be broken down by gender and race/ethnicity.

Required Transfer Variable Definitions

Below is a summary of the required data elements for the transfer 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.
  • 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