CIP Code Definition
A Classification of Instructional Programs code, or CIP code is a six-digit code in the form of xx.xxxx that identifies instructional program disciplines. It provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity used for tracking fields of study and program completion for institutional, state and federal reporting purposes. For this reason it is important to select the CIP code that most closely identifies the content of your program.
CIP Code Identification
It is most important to identify the CIP code that is the best match for the subject area(s) being proposed. For this reason, it is important to identify the CIP code that most closely 'defines' the content of a program following these general guidelines.
CIP Code Consultation, Selection, and Review
It is important to select the CIP code that most closely identifies primary content of the program; this means: