College Trustees Study, 1968 (ICPSR 7011)

Published: Jul 24, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Educational Testing Service

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This study is a large-scale survey of American college and university trustees, carried out in early 1968. Questions were asked about the respondents' backgrounds, their previous relationship to the schools, and their attitudes toward various educational policies. The respondents' activities as trustees, as well as their conceptions of the role of trustee and their political and social views, were also assessed.

Educational Testing Service. College Trustees Study, 1968. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-24.

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Over 10,000 trustees were initially contacted, representing the voting governing board members of 536 colleges and universities in the United States. Over 5,000 responded, for a return rate of 52.5 percent.

College and university trustees in the United States.

mailback questionnaires

survey data



2009-07-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1984-05-03 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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