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ERIC Number: ED279220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation Measures for Higher Education Institutions: A Technical Note.
Rossi, Robert J.
Types of indicators that can be based on accreditation data from the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) are briefly described, along with requirements for the design and validation of the indicators. Statistical tables summarize the numbers and percentages of colleges and universities receiving some level of accreditation from regional and state agencies and the numbers and percentages of schools receiving transfer accreditations or no accreditation for 1975-1981. Data are also provided on colleges and universities receiving some level of accreditation from professional organizations for these 7 years. Information is provided on how the HEGIS accreditation data are stored on data files. The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) code needed to read the HEGIS accreditation data files for 1975-1981 is also indicated. SAS procedures are used to create time-series databases from HEGIS survey data. The accreditation status of colleges may serve as an indicator of whether they meet minimal standards for educational quality. The indicators should include: (1) various rankings of accreditation status; (2) indicators of accreditation deficiencies; and (3) indicators of change in accreditation. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.