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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Fall Enrollment, 1992 (ICPSR 2583)

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


The Fall Enrollment survey is conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The survey is sent to accredited institutions of higher education and to all other institutions offering bachelor's, master's, doctoral, or first-professional degrees. In odd years beginning in 1987, the Fall Enrollment survey was expanded to collect student enrollment data by 11 age categories. In even years, the survey was expanded to collect residence data for first-time freshmen. There are three data files in this collection. Part 1, Institutional Characteristics, includes variables on control and level of institution, highest level of offering, accreditation status, Carnegie classification, and state FIPS codes and abbreviations. Part 2 covers enrollment data by race/ethnicity and level of student, while the focus of Part 3 is enrollment data for first-time, first-year students by state residence of student.

Series: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Institutional Characteristics - Download All Files (2.677 MB)
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DS2:  Enrollment Data by Racial/Ethnic Background - Download All Files (9.524 MB)
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DS3:  Residence of First-Time Freshmen - Download All Files (2.75 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, 1992. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999.

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States, Global

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-11--1993-06

Universe:    All postsecondary institutions in operation during fall 1992 in the United States and its territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense Schools outside the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instruments 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 through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


Sample:    All two-year and over postsecondary institutions were included along with a probability-of-selection sample of all less-than-two-year private institutions.

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:   1999-04-26

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB2583.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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