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CIP Codes for UT Academic Programs

Each academic major at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is identified with a Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code as defined by the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

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Process to Request a Change in CIP Code

If a program’s curriculum is modified to the extent that the original CIP code is no longer the best match for the program, if there is an update to the list of available CIP codes that includes a more appropriate CIP code, or if a department is reevaluating a program’s CIP code and determines there is a code that is more closely aligned with the curriculum, the department may submit a request to change the code. Please follow the institution’s process for requesting a change.


Questions about the Change in CIP Code process? Contact Cora Ripley.