IPEDS Training

Funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AIR produces IPEDS training opportunities, including video tutorials, 30 face-to-face national workshops annually, and online Keyholder courses.


Video Tutorials

Watch one or more online training video tutorials. These just-in-time training videos provide you with necessary content in smaller segments to assist with specific areas of reporting and data tool use.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Attend a face-to-face workshop for an intensive, short-term professional development experience. Increase your skills and k​nowledge on a variety of IPEDS topics with individual instruction. 

Online Keyholder Courses

Take either Keyholder Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide or Keyholder Efficiencies: Reducing the Reporting Burden. These mentor-supported courses can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, and require approximately 10-12 hours of study within a one-month period.

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NCES Data Institute

With support from NCES, AIR operates the NCES Data Institute: Using Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education - an intensive introduction to NCES datasets and research methodologies using large-scale national data sources

IPEDS Educators

AIR recruits experienced IPEDS users to develop and deliver a curriculum that takes a broad view of IPEDS data to assure the quality of​ the submission of these data and improve the skills of those using these data. Educators learn from NCES staff about the latest changes to IPEDS and develop their skills with various IPEDS data tools.

Additional IPEDS Resources

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