The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal program conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Center coordinates the collection of data from higher education institutions in the United States on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Bellarmine coordinates the submission of data to NCES throughout the academic year. These data are used by NCES to fulfill compliance and accountability requirements, including Bellarmine's eligibility to disburse student loans under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Student data is presented in an aggregated form that protects "personally-identifiable information" (PII) and is used by NCES researchers to promote a fuller understanding and analysis of trends in higher education. Read more about IPEDS on the NCES website.
IR&E compiles information regarding Bellarmine's characteristics, enrollment counts, graduation rates, and financial aid, faculty and other employees, and financial health, among other areas. Many of these data are made available to the public through IR&E's Data & Reports page. Students and families are also encouraged to view Bellarmine's profile on IPEDS' College Navigator, a tool designed to help prospective students make informed decisions about which college to attend.