The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Demographic and Geographic Estimate (EDGE) program develops annually updated point locations (latitude and longitude) for postsecondary institutions included in the NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The IPEDS program annually collects information about enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in federal student financial aid programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). The NCES EDGE program uses address information reported in the annually updated IPEDS directory file and collaborates with the U.S. Census Bureau s Education Demographic, Geographic, and Economic Statistics (EDGE) Branch to develop point locations for all institutions reported in IPEDS. The point locations in this data layer were developed from the 2015-2016 IPEDS collection. For more information about NCES school point data, see: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/edge/Geographic/SchoolLocations.

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Demographic and Geographic Estimate (EDGE) program develops annually updated point locations SURVEY: Have you used this data?
Metadata Description
Level of Data
Spatial
Data Steward Name Andrea Conver
Data Steward Email andrea.conver@ed.gov
Helpdesk Contact Name OpenDataMgr_NCES
Helpdesk Email Contact odp@ed.gov
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Metadata Last Updated June 30, 2023
Organization National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Program Code 018:107
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Bureau Code 018:50
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Access Level Public
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