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Postsecondary Career School Survey, 1977-1978: [United States] (ICPSR 2381)

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


This survey was designed to collect data on postsecondary institutions offering vocational education programs. These data are used to develop a directory that parallels existing United States Office of Education directories of colleges and universities, both public and private. The data collected give comprehensive information on career training opportunities and a complete universe of institutions from which samples may be drawn. Information on individual institutions includes identification and location of institutions, size of vocational enrollments, vocational education programs offered, specific accreditation data, and other general information.

Series: Vocational Education Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. POSTSECONDARY CAREER SCHOOL SURVEY 1977-1978: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02381.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02381.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    educational opportunities, educational programs, postsecondary education, school enrollments, training, vocational education, vocational schools

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1977--1978

Date of Collection:   

  • 1977--1978

Universe:    Individual postsecondary institutions offering vocational education programs.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided 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:

self-enumerated forms

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:   2001-11-29



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