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Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Inventory of Program Offerings

What is the Inventory of Program Offerings?

The Inventory of Degree and Certificate Program Offerings at New Jersey Institutions of Higher Education, contains information about the approved degree and certificate programs at licensed New Jersey Institutions of Higher Education.

When is the Inventory of Program Offerings Updated?

As of September 2023, the Inventory of Program Offerings is updated quarterly on the closest business day to the following dates:

  • January 31 (for programs received by December 31)
  • April 30 (for programs received by March 31)
  • July 31 (for programs received by June 30)
  • October 31 (for programs received by September 30)

These posting dates correspond to the following institutional deadlines for program approval (for degree programs), notification (for certificate programs):

  • March 31 (for incorporation of programs approved in the January and March NJPC meetings)
  • June 30 (for incorporation of programs approved in the April and June NJPC meetings)
  • September 30 (for incorporation of programs approved in any NJPC meetings that occur over summer)
  • December 31 (for incorporation of programs approved in the October, November, and December NJPC meetings)

What IS included?

  • Full degree programs;
  • Credit bearing certificate programs, which includes certificates of achievement, pre-associate certificates, and graduate certificates such as post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master certificates.

What IS NOT included?

  • A comprehensive list of collegiate teacher preparation programs;
    • Such offerings are approved by the NJ Department of Education, which grants teaching certificates to students completing prescribed course sequences. In some instances these curricula correspond to listings in this inventory, but colleges also offer teacher training programs that are not degree programs.
  • Non credit offerings;
  • "Options", "Concentrations" and specific "Emphasis" on a program.

View a more comprehensive description on the Inventory of Program Offerings.

Submitting CIP Code Changes

Institutions who require a change to the CIP code of a program from the current code to a new code based on the institutions determination that the new CIP code better matches the program may email providing the program inventory record. The email should include the program and award level, current CIP code, institution name, and program name as currently listed in the program inventory maintained on OSHE's website, along with a clear indication of the requested new CIP code to replace the current CIP code. Note, this is not to add a new program to the inventory but rather just simply to change the CIP code. Furthermore, OSHE has a process to update CIP codes every time the CIP manual changes (roughly every 10 years, with a possibly 5 year cycle to be implemented to the US Department of Education). This update process is not to be used for those wholesale changes/updates to the CIP manual/listing. This process is to be used for when a current program finds an existing CIP code as more representative of the program than the code that was originally established.

Want to know what programs are offered at a specific New Jersey Institution of Higher Education?

The Inventory of Program Offerings Search Tool:

The Inventory of Program Offerings Downloadable Lists:

Check frequently as information will be updated periodically.

Additional Resources:

Classification of Instructional Program codes are provided by the National Center for Education Statistics U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, which are updated every 10 years.

Last Updated: Thursday, 02/01/24