Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Institutional Characteristics, 1996-1997 (ICPSR 2449)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
This collection offers data on basic characteristics of postsecondary institutions in the United States and covers institutional characteristics for 1996-1997. The data provide the basis for assigning each institution to a specific sector, which in turn determines the selection and distribution of other IPEDS surveys and the specific version of each survey appropriate to the institution. Sector is determined by an institution's control (public, private nonprofit, or private for-profit) and its highest level of offering (four-year or higher, at least two-year but less than four-year, or less than two-year certificate, diploma, degree, or other formal award). Key data elements in Part 1, Institutional Characteristics, include institution's name, address, telephone number, control, affiliation, levels of awards offered, calendar system, modes of instruction, types of student services, tuition and required fees, and room and board charges. Information is also provided on the admission criteria and institutional eligibility for student financial aid programs. Part 2, Institutions with Continuous Calendar System, and Part 3, Institutions with Other Calendar System, are ASCII text files containing lists of institution ID numbers and the period or type of calendar system the institution used. The unit of analysis for all files is the postsecondary institution.
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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS): INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, 1996-1997. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02449.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02449.v1
Scope of Study
Universe: All postsecondary institutions in operation in 1996 in the United States and its outlying areas.
Data Types: survey data, and machine-readable text
Data Collection Notes:
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 (version 3.0 or later). Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
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: 1998-06-25
- 2006-01-18 File CB2449.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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