Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. 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 five files in this data collection, three of which are organized according to award category (Part 2: Sub-Baccalaureate Degrees, Part 3: Bachelor's Through Doctor's Degrees, and Part 4: First Professional Degrees). Part 1, Institutional Characteristics is a comprehensive file pertaining to the characteristics (i.e., religious affiliation, highest level of offering, enrollment by race/ethnicity, Carnegie classification, etc.) of all the institutions surveyed. Part 5, CIP Codes and Titles, provides a detailed list of the Classification of Instructional Programs codes and their titles found in the data files.
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United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1993-1994. ICPSR06916-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06916.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06916.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
Date of Collection:
Universe: All postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: A national sample of 9,260 institutions was selected. These included 2,645 schools offering at least a baccalaureate degree, 1,471 schools offering a degree or certificate requiring less than four years to complete, and 5,144 nonaccredited schools offering degrees or awards ranging from less than one year to post-master's certificates.
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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: 1997-08-13
- 2006-01-18 File CB6916.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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