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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1991-1992 (ICPSR 6957)

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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 four files in this data collection. 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) of the institutions surveyed. Part 2 contains data for levels from less than one year through doctoral degrees. Part 3, First Professional Degrees, covers first professional degrees and includes racial/ethnic data at the detailed field of study (CIP code), unlike the other levels of degree. Part 4, CIP Codes and Titles, provides a detailed list of the Classification of Instructional Programs codes and their titles found in the data files.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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DS1:  Institutional Characteristics - Download All Files (1 MB)
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DS2:  Less Than One Year Through Doctoral Degrees - Download All Files (34.2 MB)
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DS3:  First Professional Degrees - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
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DS4:  CIP Codes and Titles - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
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Study Description


United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1991-1992. ICPSR06957-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000.

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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:  

  • 1991--1992

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992-07--1993-04

Universe:   All postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   A national sample of 7,362 institutions was selected. These included 2,525 schools offering at least a baccalaureate degree, 1,464 schools offering a degree or certificate requiring less than four years to complete, and 3,373 nonaccredited schools offering degrees or awards ranging from less than one year to post-master's certificates.

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 CB6957.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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