Food and Agricultural Education Information System

What is a CIP code?

CIP codes are a 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.

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