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Race & Ethnicity reporting

We are pleased to present resources and information on changes in the reporting of race and ethnicity groups to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). These changes conform to the revisions of the standards for classification of federal data on race and ethnicity promulgated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in October 1997.

general information and background

implementation of the new race and ethnicity standards

implications of the change in race and ethnicity reporting standards

frequently asked questions

online resources

For more information on the new race and ethnicity reporting standards, contact:

Patrick J. Sherrill
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 6C103
Washington, DC 20202-0600

Janice Plotczyk
U.S. Department of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
1990 K Street, NW, Room 8122
Washington, DC 20006