Northwest Indiana College & University Graduate Profile Contents CIP codes are used by the Food and Agricultural Educational Information System (FAEIS). CIP codes are at the heart of FAEIS dat a. They are usedto define student survey disciplines, and to classify faculty. CIP codes are also used by the Institutional Research office at institutio ns for submitting data to the US Department of Education (NCES survey). See The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).