What is Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) ?
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) meaning A taxonomic coding scheme for secondary and postsecondary instructional programs. It is intended to facilitate the organization, collection, and reporting of program data using classifications that capture the majority of reportable data. The CIP is the accepted federal government statistical standard on instructional program classifications and is used in a variety of education information surveys and databases.
reference: IPEDS Data Collectrion System – Glossary