IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System of the US Department of Education. IPEDS reporting is required of all institutions. See the IPEDS site for an overview, and the AIR IPEDS site. You can generate IPEDS Data Feedback Reports for other institutions from the IPEDS site by selecting "Evaluate Data and Statistics" and then "Executive Peer Tool.

The most recent submissions are provided below. For previous submissions please contact us.

IPEDS Reporting and  Results

Combines data from several IPEDS surveys to compare one institution to peers, here CU Boulder to other AAU public US institutions. The report changes somewhat each year, covering enrollment, degrees, tuition and fees, graduation rates, employees, and finances. The report labeled "2006" was issued Sept 2006 and incorporates data submitted in 2005-2006, which refer to activity in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and in fall 2005 (which is in FY2006).

CU Boulder Submissions to IPEDS

Tuition & fees, overall enrollment, applicants, and more

Admission considerations, selection process, and test scores (formerly part of Institutional Characteristics but split off after 2015)

Fiscal year unduplicated student enrollment counts and instructional activity data; estimated FTE (full-time equivalent) at undergraduate and graduate levels (this FTE uses IPEDS definitions/calculations, which are not the same as state of Colorado calculations)

Enrollment by student level, gender, and ethnicity. Data for CU Boulder are from the end of the fall term, and include students in extended studies or continuing education.

Degrees awarded by CIP code, award level, gender, and ethnicity (prior year).

 Revenues, expenditures, net assets, and more.

  • FY 2022-23 (PDF), submitted April 2023
  • FY 2021-22 (PDF), submitted April 2022
  • FY 2020-21 (PDF), submitted April 2021
  • FY 2019-20 (PDF), submitted April 2020
  • FY 2018-19 (PDF), submitted April 2019
  • FY 2017-18 (PDF), submitted April 2018
  • FY 2016-17 (PDF), submitted April 2017
  • FY 2015-16 (PDF), submitted April 2016 
  • FY 2014-15 (PDF), submitted April 2015
  • FY 2013-14 (PDF), submitted April 2014
  • FY 2012-13 (PDF), submitted April 2013
  • FY 2011-12 (PDF), submitted April 2012 
  • Notes:
    • Starting in FY05-06 what was the state tax dollar appropriation changed form in Colorado. 
    • See a year by year tally of where and how state appropriations have been reported in IPEDS finance, and how to make comparisons.

Includes "fall staff," faculty salaries, and "employees by assigned position (EAP)." Extract from final submission for select sections includes Parts A, B, and C for all years. Section K is included only in odd numbered years. Remaining parts not shown to protect race/ethnicity information.

The OM component collects award and enrollment data from degree-granting institutions on four degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate cohorts (full-time, first time; part-time, first-time; full-time, non first-time; part-time, non first-time) at two points in time: six-year and eight-year. 2015-16 is the first year of OM data collection.

Four, five, and six-year graduation rates for new full time freshmen.

Number of recipients, type of financial aid, and average amount received. (Undergraduates only)

Information on library collections, library expenses and library services.