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Professional Schools in the United States, 1972

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Dataset : survey data, and aggregate data
  • Blau, Peter M.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines professional schools as complex organizations. A questionnaire sent to the deans of 17 types of professional schools focused both on aspects common to other types of organizations (e.g., size, administrative structure, degree of structural differentiation, decentralization of decision making) and on those characteristics unique to professional schools (e.g., the school's relationship to the university). Other university-specific information collected from published sources includes the size and composition of the faculty, the size and composition of the undergraduate and graduate population, admission requirements, average SAT scores, the number and type of degrees conferred, and financial statistics. In addition, profession-specific information is presented such as the age and sex composition, and median earnings of the occupation at the 1970 census, accreditation procedures, and characteristics of professional associations.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • Collection date: 1972
Sampled Universe
Deans of 17 types of accredited and university-affiliated professional schools located in the United States in 1972. The types of schools included were architecture, business, dentistry, education, engineering, forestry, journalism, law, library science, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health, social work, theology, and veterinary medicine.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7793 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07793.v1
  • Blau, Peter M.. Recruiting faculty and students. Sociology of Education.47, (1), 93-117.1974.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Blau, Peter M., Margulies, Rebecca Z.. The reputation of American professional schools. Change.60, 42-47.1974.
  • Blau, Peter M., Margulies, Rebecca Z.. America's leading professional schools. Change.51, 21-27.1973.

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

Blau, Peter M. (1990): Professional Schools in the United States, 1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.