DESCRIPTOR: Program Code (CIP)
DEFINITION: The six-digit Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code as defined by the National Center of Educational Statistics (NCES); used to identify the discipline of majors, courses, degrees conferred, and faculty.
VALUES: See the IPEDS Programs (CIP) Crosswalk.
NOTE: The valid program code of 000000 (undecided/undeclared) is only appropriate for student enrollments.
SOURCE: CHE Enrollment,
Completions, Courses, and Faculty Files
EXAMPLE: To select majors, courses, degrees, or faculty in Exercise Science, type PROGCD='310505' in the WHERE statement.