February 9th, 2009

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Naturopathy News: Update on Carnegie and IPEDS classifications

From Laurie McGrath, Director of Institutional Research and Compliance
Dear NCNM Community,

As many of you may be aware, NCNM’s past President, Dr. William Keppler, was on the Carnegie Commission Technical Review Panel that paved the way for the reclassification of the naturopathic medical degree to be aligned with that of other medical and professional degrees. The Carnegie Classifications are used with the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. As a requirement for financial aid, NCNM must complete quarterly reports to IPEDS.
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