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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) [United States]: Institutional Characteristics, 1996-1997

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Title:Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) [United States]: Institutional Characteristics, 1996-1997
Study Number:1001
Catalog Date:12/21/2000
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:This collection offers data on basic characteristics of postsecondary institutions in the United States and covers institutional characteristics for 1996-1997. The data provide the basis for assigning each institution to a specific sector, which in turn determines the selection and distribution of other IPEDS surveys and the specific version of each survey appropriate to the institution. Sector is determined by an institution's control (public, private nonprofit, or private for-profit) and its highest level of offering (four-year or higher, at least two-year but less than four-year, or less than two-year certificate, diploma, degree, or other formal award). Key data elements in Part 1, Institutional Characteristics, include institution's name, address, telephone number, control, affiliation, levels of awards offered, calendar system, modes of instruction, types of student services, tuition and required fees, and room and board charges. Information is also provided on the admission criteria and institutional eligibility for student financial aid programs. Part 2, Institutions with Continuous Calendar System, and Part 3, Institutions with Other Calendar System, are ASCII text files containing lists of institution ID numbers and the period or type of calendar system the institution used. The unit of analysis for all files is the postsecondary institution.
Universe:All postsecondary institutions in operation in 1996 in the United States and its outlying areas.

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