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Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Undergraduate Study Subsample, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 7079)

Principal Investigator(s): Ladd, Everett; Lipset, S.M.; Trow, Martin


This study presents data obtained from one-fifth of a national sample of undergraduate students surveyed under the sponsorship of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education (see CARNEGIE COMMISSION NATIONAL SURVEY OF HIGHER EDUCATION: UNDERGRADUATE STUDY, 1969-1970 [ICPSR 7503]). The original data were collected by the Survey Research Center, University of California at Berkeley, while the subsample was provided by the Social Science Data Center at the University of Connecticut. The subsample for the present study was randomly drawn and the 14,139 respondents were weighted to 1,312,178. Undergraduates were asked to provide information regarding their social and educational backgrounds, as well as their degree and career plans. Variables also elicited students' opinions on their institutions and departments, on educational policy in general, and on broad social and political issues. Demographic data cover age, sex, race, religion, marital status, birthplace, family income, and parents' levels of education.

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Study Description


Ladd, Everett, S.M. Lipset, and Martin Trow. Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Undergraduate Study Subsample, 1969-1970. ICPSR07079-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1974. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07079.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07079.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Carnegie Commission on Higher Education

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic degrees, attitudes, career goals, college degrees, college students, education, educational policy, higher education, opinions, political issues, student attitudes, students, universities, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1969--1970

Universe:    Undergraduate students at American institutions of higher education.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The sample for this study represents one-fifth, randomly selected, of the entire sample from the Carnegie Commission's undergraduate students survey (see ICPSR 7503).

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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