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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Degrees and Other Awards Conferred by Title IV Eligible, Degree-Granting Institutions, 1997-1998 (ICPSR 4070)

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Summary:

This data collection contains information on degrees earned at a sample of postsecondary institutions in the United States. The survey collected data on the number of completions of academic, vocational, and continuing professional educational programs by award category. A major subset of all postsecondary institutions are those institutions that are eligible to participate in Title IV aid. It is this group of institutions that annually receives a Completions Survey. Beginning in 1996, the subset of eligible institutions was validated by matching the IPEDS universe with the Postsecondary Education Participation System (PEPS) file which is maintained by the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). OPE grants eligibility to institutions to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. This validation process was repeated for determining eligibility, and 6,897 accredited institutions were mailed one of the survey forms. There are four files in the collection. Part 1, Response Status Information, contains response status information for the Completions Survey for all 9,744 active institutions in the 1998-99 IPEDS database. Part 2, Postsecondary Completions: Awards/Degrees Conferred, contains the number of degrees and other awards granted by the institution in each field of study (CIP code), by level of award/degree, and by race/ethnicity and sex of recipient. Part 3, Clarifying Questions, contains responses to the two clarifying questions included in the survey: (1) number of double majors by level of degree and sex of recipient, and (2) number of awards/degrees by branches located in foreign countries, by level of award/degree, and by sex of recipient. Part 4, Postsecondary Completions by Major Discipline (Two-Digit CIP Codes), contains the number of degrees and other awards conferred by major discipline (two-digit CIP code), award level, race/ethnicity, and sex of recipient.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Response Status Information - Download All Files (1.2 MB)
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DS2:  Postsecondary Completions: Awards/Degrees Conferred - Download All Files (51.4 MB)
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DS3:  Clarifying Questions - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS4:  Postsecondary Completions by Major Discipline (Two-Digit CIP Codes) - Download All Files (14 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Degrees and Other Awards Conferred by Title IV Eligible, Degree-Granting Institutions, 1997-1998. ICPSR04070-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-04-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04070.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic degrees, associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges, community colleges, doctoral degrees, earned degrees, ethnicity, higher education, masters degrees, postsecondary education, universities

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

Time Period:  

  • 1997-07-01--1998-06-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1998-10--1999-04

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in operation during 1997-1998 in the United States and its territories.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Beginning in academic year 1995-1996, the data from the Consolidated Survey pertaining to earned degrees is incorporated into the Postsecondary Completions file (Part 2), making available race/ethnicity data by detailed Classification Instructional Program (CIP) codes.

Methodology

Sample:   A national sample of 9,519 institutions eligible to participate in Title IV aid was selected. Two hundred twenty-five qualifying institutions were not mailed questionnaires.

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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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File UG4070.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-18 File QU4070.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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