The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs and provides a data feedback report to the institutions annually. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. Fall data is made available to students and parents on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) website and West Liberty’s most recent update is found in the College Navigator. Data is available to researchers and others on the IPEDS Data Center website where statistics and trends for West Liberty and West Liberty’s peer institutions can be compared. Reports are completed annually according to Federal Government reporting timelines.