What is a program classification structure code (pcs code)?
The PROGRAM CLASSIFICATION STRUCTURE (PCS) is a set of categories and related definitions, which allows its users to examine the operations of a post secondary education institution as they relate to the accomplishment of that institution's objectives. Primary categories include…
- Public Service
- Academic Support
- Student Services
- Institutional Support
- Operations & Maintenance of Plant
- Scholarships and Fellowships
- Other Activities
PCS codes are used to categorize transactions for the University’s Annual Financial Report as well as a wide variety of surveys including the Department of Ed’s annual IPEDS survey. PCS codes are assigned centrally to each department/cost center within the financial system.
NOTE: It is important for departments to notify Financial Reporting Services if the primary function of a cost center changes so that we can update the associated PCS code.