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Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) X: Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1974, and June 30, 1975 (ICPSR 2142)

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 Earned Degrees component for 1974-1975 offers data on the type and control of institution, and the total count, by field of study, of earned degrees and other formal awards conferred by each institution surveyed. Key data elements, presented for up to four record types for each institution (corresponding to level of degree or award), include sex of student, level of degree or award, and field of specialty.

Series: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL INFORMATION SURVEY (HEGIS) X: DEGREES AND OTHER FORMAL AWARDS CONFERRED BETWEEN JULY 1, 1974, AND JUNE 30, 1975. ICPSR02142-v2. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02142.v2

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02142.v2


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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic degrees, academic disciplines, associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges, community colleges, demographic characteristics, doctoral degrees, educational programs, higher education, masters degrees, universities

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

Time Period:  

  • 1974-07-01--1975-06-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1974-07-01--1975-06-30

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in operation during 1974-1975 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 Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The record count for this study is 91,904 with multiple records per case.

The Degree & Award Survey forms were mailed to the 2,940 institutions in the HEGIS Universe.


Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaire

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-16 The data have been reformatted, an ICPSR codebook created, and SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to the study. The title of the study has been altered.

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