Innovation at NYS Universities


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Definitions & data sources

CIP Code
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

STEM Degrees
Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. STEM degrees are classified using the U.S Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) definition of STEM degrees.

Degree Granting Status
Degree-granting institutions grant associates or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.

Type of Institution
A classification of whether an institution is operated by publicly elected or appointed officials (public control) or by privately elected or appointed officials and deriving its major source of funds from private sources (private control).
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  • Private for Profit: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
  • Private not-for-profit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent not-for-profit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
  • Public: An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.

Data Source: Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPeds).