The Postsecondary Academic Awards file specification collects a cumulative set of students granted postsecondary degrees, diplomas, or certificates during a particular academic year. Students receiving multiple awards will appear in the file multiple times, once per award.
NOTE: A Postsecondary Enrollment record must first be submitted for each student appearing in a Postsecondary Academic Awards file or the data loading process will reject the record.
These elements are mandatory. They require non-blank and non-null data.
Provide the six-digit (2022) CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) code in the format ##.#### that identifies the instructional program specialty for which this award was granted. Refer to IPEDS reporting requirements for a list of valid CIP codes.