Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), 1978-1979: Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Faculty

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
academic tenure; college faculty; colleges; community colleges; employee benefits; higher education; universities; wages and salaries
  • 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 Salaries component for 1978-1979 sought data from 3,173 institutions of higher education. Key data elements, presented for up to ten record types for each institution (corresponding to length of contract and sex), include academic rank, number of faculty, salaries, tenure status, and fringe benefits.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: HEGIS Record Layout
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978 / 1979
    Time period: 1978--1979
  • 1978 / 1979
    Collection date: 1978--1979
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 during 1978-1979 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
  • (1) The HEGIS Record Layout file (Part 2) is an Excel worksheet of record layouts for all components of the HEGIS survey, including the 1978-1979 Salaries component (see the "emp" folder in the worksheet). (2) The titles "Employees in Institutions of Higher Education" and "Salaries and Tenure of Full-Time Instructional Faculty" are used interchangeably to refer to the Salaries component of HEGIS. (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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2197 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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)
  • McPherson, Michael S., Schapiro, Morton Owen. Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Pres. 1991.

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