ipedspackage. Here is a copy of the slides and example R script.
The project summary page you can find here.
#Install the package install.packages('ipeds', repos=c('http://R-Forge.R-project.org', 'http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN'), dep=TRUE) #Load the package library(ipeds) #List the available functions ls('package:ipeds') #These are the data frames included in the package data(surveys); names(surveys) data(cipcodes); names(surveys) data(crosswalk); names(crosswalk) #Download the directory information directory = getIPEDSSurvey('HD', 2009) names(directory); nrow(directory) unitid = directory[which(directory$instnm == 'Excelsior College'),'unitid'] ipedsHelp('HD', 2009) #Get the 12-month enrollment survey enrollment12month = getIPEDSSurvey('EFFY', 2009) names(enrollment12month); nrow(enrollment12month) enrollment12month[which(enrollment12month$unitid == unitid),] ipedsHelp('EFFY', 2009) #If you are going to be working ofline you can download all # the surveys and help for a given year. downloadHelp(2009) downloadAllSurveys(2009)