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Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1977: Fall Enrollment

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
Creator
  • 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
1999-01-08
Language
English
Free Keywords
accreditation (institutions); academic disciplines; colleges; community colleges; demographic characteristics; higher education; postsecondary education; school enrollments; students; universities
Description
  • 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 1977 sought enrollment data from 3,130 institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to three record types for each institution, include total enrollments of full-time and part-time students by class level, sex, and race, total number of students, full-time credit hour load, and total credits enrolled. Additional data include the institutions' type of accreditation and type of calendar system.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • 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 1977 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 part code variable (column 79) in the data is coded exclusively as "Z", which stands for the summary of all students enrolled. (2) The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1977 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 collection 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.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2065 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • 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)
  • Smith, Thomas. The Educational Progress of Hispanic Students. Findings from the Condition of Education, 1995.NCES 95-767, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1995.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs95/95767.pdf (URL)
  • Schantz, Nancy. Trends in Minority Enrollments in Higher Education, Fall 1978 - Fall 1988. NCES 90-370, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1990.

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

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (1999): Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1977: Fall Enrollment. Version 1. Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02065.v1