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Higher Education Opening Fall Enrollment, 1976 (ICPSR 7650)

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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 1976 sought enrollment data from 3,073 institutions of higher education. The data file contains up to three record types for each institution, and offers information on total enrollments of full-time and part-time students by class level, sex, race, and first-time enrollment status, as well as information on the institutions' type of accreditation, type of calendar system, total number of students, full-time credit hour load, number of part-time students reported, number of part-time credits reported, and total credits for all students.

Series: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series

Access Notes

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DS1:  Main Data File - Download All Files (42.4 MB)
DS2:  HEGIS Record Layout
No downloadable data files available.

Study Description


United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Higher Education Opening Fall Enrollment, 1976. ICPSR07650-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07650.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   accreditation (institutions), colleges, community colleges, higher education, students, universities

Geographic Coverage:   American Samoa, Global, Guam, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976

Universe:   Public and private two- and four-year institutions of higher education 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:

The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1976 Fall Enrollment component.

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.


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 1998-12-17 Revised data are now available for this collection, along with a record layout (Excel worksheet) and a revised codebook in a PDF file.

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