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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1988-1989 (ICPSR 9598)

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. Data were collected from institutions offering programs of four years or more, those offering programs between two and four years in length, and those offering programs of less than two years. For each institution, data are provided on field of study and on type of degree including associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree, professional degree, and various types of certificates. Data are broken down by sex for field of study and type of degree, and by race for type of degree.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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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, 1988-1989. ICPSR09598-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991.

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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:   

  • 1988-07-01--1989-06-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-07--1990-03

Universe:    Postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    A national sample of 6,837 institutions was selected. These included 2,663 schools offering at least a baccalaureate degree, 2,845 schools offering a degree or certificate of at least two years but less than four years, and 1,329 schools offering degrees or certificates of less than two years.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-01-10

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