Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1975: Fall Enrollment

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
accreditation (institutions); academic disciplines; colleges; community colleges; demographic characteristics; higher education; postsecondary education; school enrollments; students; universities
  • Abstract

    The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) series was designed to provide comprehensive information on various aspects of postsecondary education 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 are available for both public and private two-year and four-year institutions. The HEGIS Fall Enrollment component for 1975 sought enrollment data from institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to ten record types for each institution, include total enrollments of full-time and part-time students by class level and sex, and total number of students, first-time students, undergraduates, unclassified students, first-professional students, and graduate students.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: HEGIS Record Layout
Geographic Coverage
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
All postsecondary institutions in operation in fall 1975 in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The "Survey Indicator" variable listed in the documentation at column 170 is not used in this survey. (2) The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1975 Fall Enrollment component. (3) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (4) The codebook and data instrument 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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2063 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Brint, Steven, Proctor, Kristopher, Hanneman, Robert A., Mulligan, Kerry, Rotondi, Matthew B., Murphy, Scott P.. Who are the early adopters of new academic fields? Comparing four perspectives on the institutionalization of degree granting programs in US four-year colleges and Universities, 1970-2005. Higher Education.61, (5), 563-585.2011.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10734-010-9349-z (DOI)
  • Alsalam, Nabeel. The Cost of Higher Education. Findings from the Condition of Education, 1995.NCES 96-769, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1996.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs/96769.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15