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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall Enrollment Analysis, 1990 (ICPSR 3737)

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


This collection contains two data files for the 1990 IPEDS Fall Enrollment survey. Part 1, Institutional Characteristics, contains the institutional characteristics data for all institutions by level of study, type and control of institution, affiliation, and offered degrees. Part 2, Enrollment Data by Race/Ethnicity, contains enrollment data by racial and ethnic background.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Institutional Characteristics - Download All Files (5.18 MB)
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DS2:  Enrollment Data by Race/Ethnicity - Download All Files (11.873 MB)
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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. INTEGRATED POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM (IPEDS): FALL ENROLLMENT ANALYSIS, 1990. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    colleges, community colleges, ethnicity, higher education, postsecondary education, race, school enrollments, universities

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Universe:    All (9,756) postsecondary institutions in operation in 1990 in the United States and its outlying areas.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook for this collection is 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.


Sample:    The Fall Enrollment Survey was sent to the universe of accredited and to all non-accredited institutions offering a bachelor's, master's, doctor's or first-professional degree. Additional enrollment data was collected from the remaining non-accredited institutions via the Consolidated Survey. The Consolidated Survey was sent to all remaining non-accredited 4-year, 2-but-less-than-4-year, and public less-than-2-year institutions and to a sample of private less-than-2-year schools.

Data Source:

self-enumerated 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:   2003-07-25

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3737.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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