ERIC Number: ED033678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Institutional Domain of Higher Education: A Characteristics File for Research.
Creager, John A.; Sell, Charles L.
The Office of Research of the American Council on Education has established a file--the "ACE Institutional Research File"-- to (1) provide reasonable coverage of the national population of institutions of higher education; (2) contain information on a wide variety of topics likely to be pertinent to higher education research; (3) include complete information on those topics for each institution; and (4) be accessible to qualified persons. This report describes the development, characteristics, limitations and potential uses of the file. Data on 2319 institutions were collated from files of the Office of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the ACE. Information is included on an institution's type, sex, race, control, enrollment, selectivity measures, calendar plans, staff, amount of tuition charged, student aid granted, number of foreign students, residential facilities and use, library resources, federal aid received, and degrees conferred. The report contains 35 systematically arranged tables developed from the file which describe the domain of higher education. The tables are intended to help researchers to: plan research studies; develop sampling and weighting procedures within various subdomains of the universe; recode institutional variables for further analysis within special groups and merged files; and compare the profile of a given institution with that of relevant groups. Copies of the report may be obtained from the Office of Research, American Council on Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.