List of Subject Tables (CIP Codes)

The Ohio Board of Regents uses CIP codes to describe field of study or subjects for courses, academic programs and majors, degrees and certificates earned, and faculty teaching and research areas.

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990, 2000, and 2010. CIP is a classification system that allows the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity in a standardized manner across all higher education institutions in the United States.

Detailed information about all 1700+ CIP codes can be found on the federal Department of Education’s website (

Links to Federal Department of Education information on CIP codes:

To ask questions or make comments concerning verification tables or verification table webpages, contact the Enrollment Team at or (614) 466-5045.