Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1987-1988 (ICPSR 4231)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
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. There are three files in the collection. Part 1, Response Status Information, contains response status information to the completions survey for active institutions in the sample. 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 sex of recipient. Part 3, 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.
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United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1987-1988. ICPSR04231-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-06-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04231.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04231.v1
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
Date of Collection:
Universe: All postsecondary institutions in operation during 1987-1988 in the United States and its territories.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The variable names of 'TYPE' and 'FREQ' in Part 3, Postsecondary Completions by Major Discipline (Two-Digit CIP Codes), have been changed from their original names of '_TYPE_' and '_FREQ_' to be compatible with different software packages.
Mode of Data Collection: 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.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-06-22
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