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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall Enrollment, 1987 (ICPSR 2222)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


The Fall Enrollment survey is conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The survey collects student enrollment data by 11 age categories as defined by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). There are three parts included in this survey. Part A, Enrollment Summary, provides enrollment data by total of men and women and by level and year of study of the student. Part B, Enrollment Summary of Students by Age, comprises all students enrolled for credit by level of study and by sex and age of student. Part C, Clarifying Questions, supplies information on students enrolled in remedial courses, extension divisions, and branches of schools, as well as numbers of transfer students from in-state, out of state, and other countries. There are 268,567 total records in this data file.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall Enrollment, 1987. ICPSR02222-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02222.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02222.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    colleges, community colleges, ethnicity, gender, higher education, postsecondary education, race, school enrollments, universities

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

Time Period:   

  • 1987 (Fall)

Date of Collection:   

  • 1978-11-01--1988-09-15

Universe:    All postsecondary institutions in operation during fall 1987 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 Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

According to a note on page 4 of the original record layout, there are no data for columns 1-12 of Part A (Enrollment Summary). These columns refer to the data on Race and Ethnicity.


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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1999-08-20

Version History:

  • 2008-10-16 The metadata record has been updated, the data have been reformatted, an ICPSR codebook was created, and SPSS and Stata setup files have been added to the study.

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