Classification of Instructional Programs .CIP. [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According 34 CFR 691.2 (d) [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter VI -- Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; Part 691 -- Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National Smart Grant) Programs; Subpart A -- Scope, Purpose, and General Definitions], the term Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) means “a taxonomy of instructional program classifications and descriptions developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics used to identify eligible majors for the National SMART Grant Program.”