ERIC Number: ED313430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Characteristics Survey File (1986-87) [machine-readable data file].
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The Institutional Characteristics (IC) Survey File of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) provides basic data describing the universe of postsecondary institutions in the United States and its outlying areas. The data from the 10,074 reporting postsecondary schools are used for sample design and selection for other IPEDS studies and other postsecondary data collection activities. Data were collected in 1986-87 using three different forms. Data elements for the file include: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of each school; (2) numeric identifiers that can link this survey to other IPEDS surveys; (3) data pertaining to the highest level of programs offered; (4) data on institutional control; (5) school calendar system; (6) admissions requirements; (7) student services; and (8) student charges. Fall enrollment data were collected for some schools. TYPE OF SURVEY: National Survey; Longitudinal Survey. POPULATION: Postsecondary Education Institutions (12,594). RESPONDENTS: Postsecondary Education Institutions (10,074). RESPONSE RATE: 80.0% FREQUENCY: Annual. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1986. YEAR OF LATEST DATA: 1987. (SLD)
Descriptors: Databases, Enrollment, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, School Organization, School Statistics, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics
U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Information Technology Branch, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5725. Telephone: (202) 357-6528/6522. ($500).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.