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Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Faculty Study, 1969 (ICPSR 7501)

Principal Investigator(s): Trow, Martin, et al.


This study presents information obtained from college and university faculty members on their social and educational backgrounds and professional activities. Respondents' views on a range of social and political issues were also assessed, including their opinions on educational policy. Demographic data cover age, sex, race, marital status, number of children, religion, income, and parents' levels of education and occupations. The 60,028 respondents to this study were weighted to 446,203.

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Study Description


Trow, Martin, et al. Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Faculty Study, 1969. ICPSR07501-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07501.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07501.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Carnegie Commission on Higher Education

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic degrees, careers, college faculty, colleges, education, educational policy, higher education, political attitudes, student behavior, teaching (occupation), universities, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1969

Universe:    Faculty members of American higher education institutions.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The higher education institutions were selected by the American Council on Education using the stratified probability method. The institutions sample was representative of all types of American colleges and universities, two- and four-year, public and private. The units were stratified by institutional type, enrollment, and per-student expenditure. Finally, the entire faculty population from the approximately 300 selected institutions was included in the respondents sample.

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2008-01-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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