Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) VII, Fall 1972: Residence and Migration of College Students

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
college students; colleges; community colleges; graduate students; higher education; population migration; school enrollments; 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. This data collection contains information about the residence and migration of college students elicited as part of the VII package. The package was distributed to approximately 30,408 colleges and universities and their branches located in the United States and its outlying territories. The data provide information on full-time and part-time students based on their in-state, out-of-state, and foreign status. Only students enrolled at an institution for the first time at each of the following class levels were reported: (1) undergraduate, (2) graduate, (3) first-professional, and (4) unclassified. Variables provide information on enrollment, institution name, state of residence, and part-time and full-time status. Information regarding institution name, enrollment number, accreditation type, sex, and race of students is included in this study as well.
  • 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: 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
30,408 institutions of higher learning in the United States and its outlying areas in Fall 1972.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The source survey form has 13 columns of data per horizontal line. The first 12 columns are recorded in the data fields marked 1 thru 12 (positions 90-149) on the layout and have a part and line number (positions 79-84) as shown on the survey form with position 84 being a zero. The 13th column on that line on the survey form is recorded in the data field marked 1 (positions 90-94) of a "trailer" record with the remainder of the data fields (positions 95-149) blank. That "trailer" record has an identical part and line number to its "header" but the sub number (position 84) is a 1. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3132 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03132.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15