Texas CIP codes are used to identify degree and certificate programs, courses, and declared majors. CIP codes are reflected on the CBM reports and inventories that are sent to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on a semester or yearly basis.
Each course in an inventory is assigned a Texas CIP code which corresponds to the subject matter of that course. CIP codes reflect the content of the course and not the department in which the course is offered or the discipline of the students who take the course. For example, an introductory calculus class taught in the Chemical Engineering department is accurately coded 27.0101.00 (Mathematics) even if the course is taught exclusively to engineering students by an engineering professor.
National CIP codes are six digits in length. Texas CIP codes have an additional 2-digit extension which can further refine the subject matter in question. The 10-digit Texas CIP code consists of the 8-digit Texas CIP code plus the 2-digit default funding code assigned to that CIP code.