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Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Undergraduate Study, 1969-1970

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Trow, Martin, et al.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Carnegie Commission on Higher Education
Free Keywords
academic degrees; career goals; college activities; college students; education; educational policy; higher education; life plans; social problems; student behavior; student protests; undergraduate programs; universities; United States
  • Abstract

    This study used respondents from a sample previously surveyed by the American Council on Education (ACE) in a four-year study of college and university freshmen. Undergraduates were asked to provide information regarding their social and educational backgrounds, as well as their degree and career plans. Questions also elicited students' opinions on their institutions and departments, educational policy in general, and broad social and political issues. Demographic data cover age, sex, race, religion, marital status, birthplace, family income, and parents' levels of education. This study also contains merged data from the previous ACE surveys. The 70,694 respondents to the present study were weighted to 5,700,442.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: Technical Report
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969 / 1970
    Time period: 1969--1970
Sampled Universe
Undergraduate students at American institutions of higher education.
Participating institutions were selected from a representative sample of 310 colleges and universities previously drawn by the American Council on Education (ACE) using the stratified probability method. This initial sample was reduced to 189 by eliminating institutions that had not provided data in each of the four previous years (1966-1969) when the ACE had conducted a study of freshmen at these colleges and universities. Finally, the undergraduate students sample was drawn by selecting, from the respondents to the ACE study, up to 1,000 students for each institution, distributed by their entrance cohort.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7503 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07503.v1
  • Trow, Martin. Teachers and Students: Aspects of American Higher Education. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1975.
  • Bayer, Alan E.. College Impact on Marriage. Journal of Marriage and Family.34, (4), 600-609.1972.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Trow, Martin, et al. (1984): Carnegie Commission National Survey of Higher Education: Undergraduate Study, 1969-1970. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.