New CIP Code for Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs

In July 2019, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announced the release of the 2020 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)*. CIP codes are used to classify programs of study offered at postsecondary institutions in federal data collection and reporting. The 2020 CIP codes are now in effect.  For the first time, a CIP code is provided for Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program.

CIP Code 30.0001
Title: Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program.
Definition: A comprehensive transition and postsecondary (CTP) program that provides students with intellectual disabilities with academic enrichment, socialization, independent living skills, self-advocacy skills, and integrated work experiences and career skills that lead to gainful employment.

Previously, institutions of higher education were instructed to use CIP code 30.9999 Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies/Other for CTP programs. The new, dedicated CIP code for CTP programs allows greater visibility of students with intellectual disability in federal data on use of financial aid.

Institutions that are preparing a new application to add a CTP program should use the new CTP-specific CIP code. Institutions with an approved CTP program that wish to use the new CIP code should first make the determination to use this CIP code through their academic governance process. Once the determination to use the new CIP code has been made, schools may begin using the new CIP in systems such as Common Origination and Disbursement (COD). The next time they submit any updates to their E-App they would need to make sure that the updated CIP is included.