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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), WebBased Collection System (KI).

Publication Date: March 2003

Page Numbers: 10213

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), WebBased Collection System (KI).

Posted on 03-04-2003

[Federal Register: March 4, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 42)]
[Page 10213]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
April 3, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg, Desk
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building,
Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Regulatory Management Group,
Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice
containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission
of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped
by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g.
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3)
Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and

proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites
public comment.

    Dated: February 26, 2003.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Web-
Based Collection System (KI).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public:
    Not-for-profit institutions (primary).
    Businesses or other for-profit.
    State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 63550; Burden
Hours: 183080.
    Abstract: IPEDS is a system of surveys designed to collect basic
data from approximately 9,600 postsecondary institutions in the United
States. The IPEDS provides information on numbers of students enrolled,
degrees completed, other awards earned, dollars expended, staff
employed at postsecondary institutions, and cost and pricing
information. The amendments to the
Higher Education Act of 1998, Part
C, Sec. 131, specify the need for the ``redesign of relevant data
systems to improve the usefullness and timeliness of the data collected
by such systems.'' As a consequence, in 2000 IPEDS began to collect
data through a web-based data collection system and to concentrate on
those institutions that participate in Title IV federal student aid
programs; other institutions may participate on a voluntary basis.
    Written requests for information should be addressed to Vivian
Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4050,
Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651 or directed to
her e-mail address Requests may also be faxed to

202-708-9346. Please specify the complete title of the information
collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or
the collection activity requirements should be directed to Katrina
Ingalls at her e-mail address Individuals who

use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
[FR Doc. 03-4956 Filed 3-3-03; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 03/03/2003