An analysis restricted to Title IV institutions (processes U.S. federal student aid) in the 50 states and the District of Columbia that offer undergraduate credentials (subbaccalaureate certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees). 
The data for this Statistics in Brief come from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is a mandatory collection of data from postsecondary institutions in the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions (e.g., Puerto Rico, the Marshall Islands) that participate in Title IV student financial aid programs, such as Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. These institutions are required by law as part of their Title IV participation agreements to complete portions of IPEDS each year.