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ERIC Number: ED227797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 19
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Clusters of Colleges and Universities: An Empirically Determined System.
Korb, Roslyn
A technique for classifying higher education institutions was developed in order to identify homogenous subsets of institutions and to compare an institution with its empirically determined peers. The majority of the data were obtained from a 4-year longitudinal file that merged the finance, faculty, enrollment, and institutional characteristics survey of the Higher Education General Information Survey (1975-1978). The methodology included factor analysis of 189 variables and cluster analysis of institutions using information on the number, type, and levels of degrees awarded. The major doctoral institutions/research clustered into three major groups and two singlets. The 82 major doctoral institutions/non-research clustered into seven groups, four of which were singlets; the 287 comprehensive universities clustered into 10 groups, with 5 being singlets. Finally, the 686 general baccalaureate institutions clustered into 12 groups, with 4 being singlets, and 2 groups having 3 or fewer institutions. Appended materials include descriptions of the following eight dimensions that were used to cluster institutions: tuition dependence, instructional emphasis, black student enrollment, facilities, research emphasis, growth, size, and endowment level. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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