ERIC Number: ED167135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Data System: A Source of Basic Data on New York State Degree-Granting Institutions.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Postsecondary Research, Information Systems, and Institutional Aid.
Data in this computer-based information system are taken from reports provided to the New York State Education Department by degree and certificate awarding institutions through the annual data collection program. The reporting instruments used are the Federal Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) and the State Education Department Higher Education Data System (HEDS) forms. The software of the HEDS system allows retrieval of data in a number of levels of detail, accommodates a variety of mathematical manipulations, and provides considerable flexibility in output formats; examples of the HEDS retrieval and format capabilities are included in this report. Data categories and data elements are selected on the basis of their importance and usefulness for research and planning purposes. HEDS currently contains 147 data elements and subtotals in 12 major categories--institutional characteristics, undergraduate admissions/applications, graduate admissions/applications, undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment, basic student charges, degrees and formal awards conferred, faculty/staff, full-time faculty--salaries and tenure, institutional finance, physical facilities, and residence and migration. While the size of the system has been kept small at the outset, it can be expanded or modified in the future as problems arise requiring resolution or change and as capabilities for analysis increase. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Postsecondary Research, Information Systems, and Institutional Aid.
Identifiers - Location: New York