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Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research (IR) 

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) at Freed-Hardeman University connects administrators, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders to the data that drives decision making and strategic planning processes. This is facilitated through collection, analysis, and dissemination of data reports and surveys in order to support the university in upholding its mission. Additionally, IR is responsible for reporting data to external agencies, including IPEDS and the Department of Education.

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Production of the annual FHU Fact Book
  • Assisting the Director for Institutional Effectiveness in monitoring the campus planning process by unit
  • Responding to external requests for data (federal and state governments, national higher education publications, accrediting agencies, research studies, etc.)
  • Administering, compiling, analyzing and disseminating faculty course evaluations conducted each semester
  • Overseeing the administration of and dissemination of data from campus surveys including the following:
    • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory
    • National Survey of Student Engagement
    • Common Data Set
    • FHU Academic Advising Survey
    • FHU Alumni Survey
    • FHU Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Surveys
    • Senior Survey
    • Other miscellaneous and ad hoc survey requests
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Academic Program CIP Codes

Developed by the Department of Education’s Center for Educational Statistics, the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity between educational institutions. The following is the list of CIP Codes used for each Freed-Hardeman University academic program.

Arts and Humanities CIP Code
Arts and Humanities BA & BS 30.9999
General Studies A.S 24.0102
Behavioral Sciences  
Family Sciences BS 19.0701
Criminal Justice BS 43.0104
Psychology BS 42.0101
Social Work BSW 44.0701
Biblical Studies  
Bible BA & BS 39.0201
Bible BA & BS Missions emphases 39.0301
Bible BA & BS Youth and Fam. Min. emphases 39.0702
Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences  
Biology BS 26.0101
Chemistry BS 40.0501
Chemistry BS Biochemistry emphasis 26.0202
Physical Science: Pre-Eng. BS (3-2 program) 14.0102
Kinesiology BS 31.0501
Accounting BBA 52.0301
Business Analytics BBA 52.1302
Finance BBA 52.0801
Financial Planning BBA 52.0804
Management BBA 52.0201
Marketing BBA 52.1401
Communication and Literature  
Communication BA Speech emphasis 09.0101
Communication BA Public Relation emphasis 09.0902
English BA 23.0101
Spanish BA 16.0905
Education CIP Code
Education: Early Childhood BS* 13.1210
Education: Elementary BS 13.1202
Education: Middle BS 13.1203
Education: Secondary BA & BS* 13.1205
Education: Special BS 13.1001
Fine Arts  
Art BA & BFA 50.0701
Interactive Digital Design BA (Designer emphasis) 50.0411
Music BA 50.0901
Photography BA 50.0605
Theatre BA Performance emphasis 50.0506
Theatre BA Design/Production emphasis 50.0502
History, Philosophy, and Political Studies  
History BA 54.0101
Law and Politics BA 45.1001
Math and Computer Science  
Computer Science BS 11.0101
Cybersecurity 11.1003
Interactive Digital Design BS (Developer Emphasis) 50.0411
Mathematics BS 27.0101
Nursing BSN 51.3801

Note: If emphases within a major have different CIP codes, then they are listed in italics. Emphases not listed above are under the same CIP code as the main program.

*Second Major only

Biblical Studies CIP Code
Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.) 39.0601
Master of Arts in New Testament (M.A.) 39.0201
Master of Arts in Old Testament (M.A.) 39.0201
Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling (M.A.) 39.0701
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 39.0602
Business Administration  
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 52.0201
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (M.B.A.) 51.0701
Behavioral Health  
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) 42.2803
Doctor of Behavioral Health (D.B.H.) 42.2814

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.):

  • Early Childhood PreK-3 Licensure
  • Elementary K-5 Licensure
  • Grades 6-12 (K-12 for Art, Music, and P.E.; 9-12 for Psychology; PreK-12 for Spanish ) Licensure


Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education (M.A.T.) 13.1001
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) 13.0301
Master of Education in School Counseling (M.Ed.) 13.1101
Master of Education in Instructional Leadership (M.Ed.) 13.0401
Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership (Ed.S.) 13.0401
Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership (Ed.D.) 13.0401