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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) series was designed to provide comprehensive information on various aspects of postsecondary education in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States. Data are available for both public and private two-year and four-year institutions. The HEGIS Fall Enrollment component for 1972 sought enrollment data from 2,945 institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to three record types for each institution, include total enrollments of degree-credit students by class level, sex, and attendance status (full-time versus part-time) and enrollments of resident students, extension students, and first-time students. In addition, data are provided on number of non-bachelor's-degree credit students and total number of students or head counts.
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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL INFORMATION SURVEY (HEGIS), 1972: FALL ENROLLMENT. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02060.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02060.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: accreditation (institutions), academic disciplines, colleges, community colleges, demographic characteristics, higher education, postsecondary education, school enrollments, students, universities
Universe: All postsecondary institutions in operation in fall 1972 in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States.
Data Types: census/enumeration data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) The part code variable (column 79) in the data is coded exclusively as "1", which stands for Part A of the survey (see the data collection instrument). (2) Note that the record length is 150, not 170, as listed in the documentation (the data file does not include "Update Cycles" nor "Survey Indicators"). (3) The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1972 Fall Enrollment component. (4) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (5) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-01-05
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