Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) III, Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1967 and June 30, 1968

Resource Type
Dataset : survey 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 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. This survey collects data on institutions of higher education and is designed to obtain a count, by field of study, of earned degree and other formal awards conferred. The data are required by agencies of the legislative and executive branches of government at the state and federal levels as well as accrediting agencies, professional organizations and a number of individual institutions interested in conducting comparative studies. Data are available for both public and private two-year and four-year institutions. The HEGIS Earned Degrees component for 1967-1968 offers data on the type and control of 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, Institution Name and Range code.
  • Methods

  • 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
  • 1967-07-01 / 1968-06-30
    Time period: 1967-07-01--1968-06-30
  • 1967-07-01 / 1968-06-30
    Collection date: 1967-07-01--1968-06-30
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 1967-1968 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 46,665 with multiple records per case and the Degree & Award Survey forms were mailed to the 2,498 institutions in the HEGIS Universe.

2005-09-30 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 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
  • 2083 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02083.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30