IPEDS will begin using the new CIP 2020 classification in their Summer 2021 release, which will report completions for the 2019-2020 academic year. Emsi will switch to the new CIP 2020 classification with IPEDS’ Summer 2021 release.
IPEDS mentions the change in their “This Week in IPEDS” publication from July 2019.
New CIP Codes
The following are new 2020 CIP codes that may be of especial interest to Emsi’s users.
Excluded CIP Codes
The CIP 2020 website lists about 460 new codes total; however, half of them will not be used in IPEDS reporting. These codes are generally used only for internal institutional reporting and tracking:
(CIP User Site FAQ, FAQ #6, accessed 9/18/20)
In the listing of 2020 CIP codes, these codes’ descriptions state that the code is not valid for IPEDS reporting:
Hence, excluding these restricted codes, users should expect to see roughly 250 new CIP codes in IPEDS reports.
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