The purpose of the Fall Enrollment component of IPEDS is to collect enrollment data for all students enrolled in credit-bearing courses/programs that could lead to awards ranging from baccalaureate degrees to doctoral degrees. Fall enrollment data are collected by level of student, enrollment status, and by race/ethnicity and gender. In additon, the Fall Enrollment component collects data on the institution's entering class, first-time student retention rates, and the student-to-faculty ratio. Every other year data on enrollment by nine selected fields of study are collected, as is residence and high school graduation status of first-time, first-year students. In opposite years, enrollment by student age is collected.
This report is submitted by mid-April.