Missouri State University - West Plains

Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System Reports

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

2014-2015 IPEDS Reports

Enrollment, Retention

  • IPEDS 12-Month Enrollment Survey (collects unduplicated student enrollment counts for a 12-month period.)
  • IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey (collects student enrollment counts by level of student, enrollment status, gender, and race/ethnicity. In addition, first-time student retention rates and the student-to-faculty ratio are collected.)
  • IPEDS Retention Rate Survey(collects student enrollment counts by level of student, enrollment status, gender, and race/ethnicity. The IPEDS retention rate is found on page 11 of the fall enrollment report.)
  • IPEDS Transfer Rate (The transfer-out rate can be found on page 6 of the IPEDS graduation rate report.)

Financial Aid


  • IPEDS Graduation Rates (collects data on the cohort of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates and tracks them for 150% of the normal time of their program to see how many complete.)
  • IPEDS Graduation Rates 200 (further extension of the traditional Graduation Rate survey which report on  200% of the normal time.)

Institutional Resources

  • IPEDS Human Resources (collects information about MSU-West Plains Faculty and Staff.)
  • IPEDS Finance (collects basic financial information from items associated with the institution's General Purpose Financial Statements.)
  • IPEDS Academic Libraries(collects information on library collections, expenditures, and library services)

Institutional Student General Information