CIP Change Requests
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes are used to classify academic
programs based on postsecondary curriculum. These codes support the accurate tracking
and reporting of programs of study and completions.
The following options are available to update the CIP code for a program.
Not sure where to start?
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) offers a search tool to find CIP codes related to program topics.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides a listing of occupations related to each CIP code. Highlights include skills and education needed in each field, along with wage and workforce trends.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) publishes a complete list of CIP codes that qualify as STEM fields for international students with a F1 visa applying for OPT extension.