Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) XIII: Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education for Fiscal Year Ending 1978

Resource Type
Dataset : survey 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
colleges; community colleges; educational facilities; expenditures; financial assets; financial management; financial policy; funding; higher education; 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. A component of the HEGIS XIII survey package, this data collection furnishes final finance data for 3,130 colleges and universities and their branches throughout the United States. The data serve as a basis for making decisions concerning the extent of involvement of the nation in postsecondary education, as well as provide a perspective on current trends in education. The data are in an institution-by-institution format and include current funds revenues by source, current funds expenditures by function, physical plant assets, indebtedness on physical plant, endowment assets, and change in fund balances.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1978
  • Collection date: 1978
Geographic Coverage
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
All postsecondary institutions operating during 1978 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 of the United States.
Collection Mode
  • self-enumerated questionnaires

    (1) The items in Part G of the survey form require input from publicly controlled institutions. However, these data were not entered into the HEGIS XIII Financial Database, but were used by the Bureau of Census, United States Department of Commerce. (2) No data are published or otherwise released containing personally identifiable data on any individual. (3) For HEGIS XIII, data for 234 institutions were imputed and these data are identified by code "1" for the imputed variables.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2103 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15