Department of Education Extends Comment Period for Proposed Updates to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)
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) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990, and 2000. For information about these early revisions to the CIP, click here or access specific links to historical versions from the resources page.
The Department of Education published a request in the December 17, 2018 FEDERAL REGISTER for public comment on the proposed updates to the CIP. That notice provided a 60-day comment period from December 27, 2018, through February 25, 2019.
However, due to the lapse in Federal funding, there was a partial government shut-down from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019, which impacted several Federal agencies that would be affected by the proposed changes to the 2020 CIP. To account for this, the Department is reopening the public comment period until March 26, 2019.
March 1, 2019 notice regarding the extension period.
December 27, 2018 notice inviting comments.