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.




National Center for Education Statistics

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.

Homeland Security Study in the States

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.