Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) VII: Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1971, and June 30, 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
academic degrees; academic disciplines; associate degrees; bachelors degrees; colleges; community colleges; demographic characteristics; doctoral degrees; educational programs; higher education; masters degrees; 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 Earned Degrees component for 1971-1972 offers data on the type and control of the institution, and the total count, by field of study, of earned degrees and other formal awards conferred by each institution surveyed. Key data elements include sex of student, level of degree or award, and field of specialty.
  • 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: Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) VII
Temporal Coverage
  • 1971-07-01 / 1972-06-30
    Time period: 1971-07-01--1972-06-30
  • 1971-07-01 / 1972-06-30
    Collection date: 1971-07-01--1972-06-30
Geographic Coverage
  • American Samoa
  • Global
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
Sampled Universe
All postsecondary institutions in operation during 1971-1972 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.
Collection Mode
  • self-enumerated questionnaire

    The record count for this study is 79,950 with multiple records per case.

    The Degree & Award Survey forms were mailed to the 2,793 institutions in the HEGIS Universe.

2005-11-14 An ICPSR codebook, and SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to the study. The title of the study has been altered.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2139 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02139.v1
  • Rojas, Rabio. Social movement tactics, organizational change and the spread of African-American studies. Social Forces.84, (4), 2147-2166.2006.
    • ID: 10.1353/sof.2006.0107 (DOI)
  • Snyder, Thomas D.. Chartbook of Degrees Conferred, 1969-70 to 1993-94. NCES 98-071, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1997.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs98/98071.pdf (URL)

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