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Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) VII, Fall 1972: Residence and Migration of College Students (ICPSR 3132)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) series was designed to provide comprehensive information on various aspects of postsecondary education in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States. Data are available for both public and private two-year and four-year institutions. This data collection contains information about the residence and migration of college students elicited as part of the VII package. The package was distributed to approximately 30,408 colleges and universities and their branches located in the United States and its outlying territories. The data provide information on full-time and part-time students based on their in-state, out-of-state, and foreign status. Only students enrolled at an institution for the first time at each of the following class levels were reported: (1) undergraduate, (2) graduate, (3) first-professional, and (4) unclassified. Variables provide information on enrollment, institution name, state of residence, and part-time and full-time status. Information regarding institution name, enrollment number, accreditation type, sex, and race of students is included in this study as well.

Series: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. HIGHER EDUCATION GENERAL INFORMATION SURVEY (HEGIS) VII, FALL 1972: RESIDENCE AND MIGRATION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    college students, colleges, community colleges, graduate students, higher education, population migration, school enrollments, universities

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

Time Period:   

  • 1972

Universe:    30,408 institutions of higher learning in the United States and its outlying areas in Fall 1972.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The source survey form has 13 columns of data per horizontal line. The first 12 columns are recorded in the data fields marked 1 thru 12 (positions 90-149) on the layout and have a part and line number (positions 79-84) as shown on the survey form with position 84 being a zero. The 13th column on that line on the survey form is recorded in the data field marked 1 (positions 90-94) of a "trailer" record with the remainder of the data fields (positions 95-149) blank. That "trailer" record has an identical part and line number to its "header" but the sub number (position 84) is a 1. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

mailback 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:   2004-01-30

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