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Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Graduate Study, 1969 (ICPSR 7502)

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


This study presents data obtained from American graduate students on their social and educational backgrounds, as well as their degree and career plans. Questions probed the respondents' opinions on their institutions and departments, educational policy in general, and broad social and political issues. The 32,963 respondents were weighted to 1,005,834. Demographic variables cover age, sex, race, religion, family income, citizenship, and parents' levels of education and occupations.

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Study Description


Trow, Martin, et al. Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Graduate Study, 1969. ICPSR07502-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1978. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07502.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07502.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Carnegie Commission on Higher Education

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic degrees, career goals, education, educational policy, graduate schools, graduate students, higher education, political attitudes, student behavior, student protests, teaching (occupation), universities, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1969

Universe:    Graduate students at American institutions of higher education.

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 respondents to this study were drawn through random sampling from the fall lists of graduate students at the selected institutions.

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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