2020 Texas CIP Codes - Introduction

The Texas CIP codes are used to identify degree and certificate programs, courses, and declared majors on the reports and inventories of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The first six digits of each code are identical to those in the Classification of Instructional Programs taxonomy published by the National Center for Educational Statistics. The seventh and eighth digits, when they are not zeroes, are Texas suffixes intended to better specify the diversity of courses and program offerings in Texas.

The two digits following the CIP code are the formula funding code. The formula funding code is important whenever the CIP codes are used to identify the content of courses. Degree programs are not funded, except through the individual courses they require.

Changes to the CIP Codes from 2010 to 2020, including new CIP Codes, deleted national CIP codes and Texas CIP Codes, and any redirections from one CIP code to another, are noted in the Texas CIP Codes.

A CIP code specific to Texas will include a brief description of the instructional content. For descriptions of Texas CIP codes that are identical to those in the national set, refer to the national CIP codes.

Descriptions for National CIP Codes (those with 7th and 8th digits of 00) may be found at: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/.