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Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1983: Fall Enrollment (ICPSR 8397)

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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 1983 sought enrollment data from 3,330 institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to 12 record types for each institution (corresponding to the total enrollments summary), include number of full-time and part-time students by class level, sex, and race, as well as total number of students. Additional data include the institutions' type of accreditation and type of calendar system.

Series: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series

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DS1:  Main Data File - Download All Files (13.7 MB)
DS2:  HEGIS Record Layout
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Study Description


United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1983: Fall Enrollment. ICPSR08397-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08397.v1

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Scope of Study

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

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

Time Period:  

  • 1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in operation in fall 1983 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 part code variable (column 79) in the data is coded exclusively as "Z", which stands for the summary of all students enrolled.

The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1983 Fall Enrollment component.


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


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Version History:

  • 1999-02-17 Part 2, HEGIS Record Layout (an Excel worksheet) was added to this collection. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file.

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