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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Institutional Characteristics, 1987-1988 (ICPSR 2217) RSS

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Summary:

This collection offers data on basic characteristics of postsecondary institutions in the United States and covers institutional characteristics for 1987-1988. The data were used for sample design and selection for other IPEDS surveys. Key data elements include the name, address, and telephone number of the institution, as well as information about levels of course offerings, calendar system, admissions requirements, student services, accreditation, modes of instruction, and institutional eligibility for student financial aid programs. Updated information on tuition, fees, and room and board charges for the current academic year also is available. The unit of analysis is the postsecondary institution.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.

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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS): INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, 1987-1988. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02217.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic degrees, academic disciplines, admissions policies, higher education, instruction, postsecondary education, student financial aid, tuition and fees, universities

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

Time Period:  

  • 1987--1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-07-01--1988-06-30

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in operation in 1987-1988 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 file consists of data derived from three distinct survey instruments. (2) The codebook and data collection instruments 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.

Methodology

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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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