All 12twenty sites utilize "Picklists," otherwise known as "Value Lists," to support dropdown menus. Majors and CIP Codes are supported by Picklists that are mapped for NACE reporting.
- Values Associated with Majors
- Detailed and Consolidated Major Relationship
- Template Example
Values Associated with Majors
|Value Name||Type of Value||Description|
|Detailed Major Name||Custom, Free Text||
These values represent your majors. These are custom to your site and should reflect all available majors and the majors of the student and alumni records that are being uploaded.
|CIP Code||Custom, Free Numeric||
The CIP Code relates directly to the Detailed Major Name. Learn more about CIP Codes.
|Consolidated Undergrad Major||Custom, Free Text||
These values represent the "bucket" to which your Detailed Major Names are mapped to.
|Core Undergrad Major||Core to 12twenty, Locked||
These are values that are standard in 12twenty and cannot be changed. Each Detailed Major Name must be mapped to a Core Undergrad Major.
|Type||Core to 12twenty, Locked||
Please download the "Majors and CIP Code Mapping Template" document at the end of this article. There are three tabs in this document: "Instructions," "Majors and CIP Codes Final," and "References."
The "Instructions" tab will give further explanation on how to populate the template.
The "Majors and CIP Codes Final" tab holds your final values that will be used to populate your site.
- Column A, "Detailed Major Name - Free Text," will be populated by the Majors available at your
- Column B, "CIP Code - Free Text," will be populated by the CIP Codes attached to the Majors
listed in Column A.
- Column C, "Consolidated Undergrad Major - Data Validation" is populated by the values listed in
Column B on the "References" tab.
- Column D, "Core Undergrad Major - Data Validation" is populated by the values listed in
Column C on the "References" tab.
- Column E, "Type - Data Validation" is populated by the values listed in Column D on the
The "References" tab will populate the Consolidated Undergrad Major, Core Undergrad Major, and Type. Please list your custom Consolidated Undergrad Majors in Column B of the "References" tab. Columns B, C, and D are used for Data Validation on the "Majors and CIP Codes Final" tab.
Detailed and Consolidated Major Relationship
To better describe the relationship between Detailed and Consolidated Majors, please see the example below:
Detailed Major represents major-specific values like "Economics," "Anthropology," and "Political Science." Consolidated Major represents the consolidation of your Detailed Majors. For example, "Economics," "Anthropology," and "Political Science," would all be mapped (consolidated) to "Social Sciences."
Examples of the relationship between Detailed and Consolidated Majors are below:
The first row of the "Majors and CIP Codes Final" tab, when filled out with values, will look like the following:
|Detailed Major Name||CIP Code||Consolidated Undergrad Major||Core Undergrad Major||Type|
|Economics||45.0601||Social Sciences||Social Sciences - Economics||Other|
Can the values of "Consolidated Undergrad Major" or "Core Undergrad Major" be changed?
No, "Consolidated Undergrad Major" and "Core Undergrad Major" are both core to the 12twenty and cannot be altered.
What is "Consolidated Undergrad Major" used for?
To help Companies and Recruiters better understand the Majors associated with your institution, "Consolidated Undergrad Major" helps normalize Major names which allows Companies and Recruiters to easily select which students they would like to focus their efforts on.
What are CIP Codes?
"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. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020." - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). You can learn more about CIP Codes on 12twenty by reviewing this article.
"My institution does not report to NACE and doesn't need CIP Codes. Do I need them"
No, if you will not be using 12twenty's Standard Reporting for NACE, CIP Codes do not need to be uploaded.