What is IPEDS, and why The Continents States University listed on IPEDS?

IPEDS data are submitted at the aggregated-level from postsecondary institutions to the United States Department of Education and do not have student-level information. Institutions submit data through 12 interrelated survey components about general higher education topics for three reporting periods. Therefore, IPEDS listing does not constitute any form of accreditation or recognition by the United States Department of Education.