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Higher Education Employees, 1977 (ICPSR 7648)

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This data collection includes information gathered in the 1977 Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS XI). It contains data for all institutions of higher education in the United States, with a focus on higher education employees. Specific information includes number of full- and part-time employees by manpower resource category, as well as salary, tenure, and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty by sex, academic rank, length of contract, and type of institutional unit. Also collected were the salaries and gender of those holding 38 selected administrative positions.

Series: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Higher Education Employees, 1977. ICPSR07648-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1978. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07648.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Education. Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic tenure, college faculty, colleges, community colleges, employee benefits, higher education, universities, wages and salaries

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

Time Period:  

  • 1977

Date of Collection:  

  • 1977

Universe:   All institutions of higher learning in the United States in 1977.

Data Types:   survey data


Data Source:

mailback questionnaires


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