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Sykes, Andrea – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2012
Subbaccalaureate certificates, postsecondary awards conferred as the result of successful completion of a formal program of study below the baccalaureate level, have become more prominent in higher education over the last decade. Institutions of all sectors offer subbaccalaureate certificates, which can range in length from a few months to more…
Descriptors: Educational Certificates, Postsecondary Education, Definitions, Data Collection
Fuller, Carol – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2012
This paper reviews the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) "system" definition to determine if it accurately reflects the general understanding of a "system" in the higher education community. In addition, this paper examines systems that have been reported to IPEDS to determine if each fits the definition.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Definitions, Data Collection
Erwin, Dary – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2012
This paper, commissioned by [National Postsecondary Education Cooperative] NPEC--Sample Surveys, considers issues important to any effort in which the [National Center for Education Statistics] NCES chose to engage the higher education community in a deliberative process that explores the development of data on student learning through a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, National Surveys, Student Surveys
Sykes, Andrea – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2011
A small and diverse segment of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe includes colleges and universities that offer only degrees above the baccalaureate level. These graduate-only institutions are colleges or universities that offer programs in a variety of fields, including acupuncture, medicine, law, theology,…
Descriptors: Data, Graduate Study, Colleges, Universities
Borden, Victor M. H. – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2011
One of the many pieces of "consumer information" that the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to post on its College Navigator website is a student-to-faculty ratio for institutions in the IPEDS universe with undergraduate programs. NCES added the collection of this measure…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Ratio, Higher Education, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students
Borden, Victor M. H. – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2011
The student full-time equivalent (FTE) measure has a long history in U.S. postsecondary education. Credit hours, contact hours, and their derivative FTE have been used as proxies for both student and faculty effort. FTE ultimately became a core measure for planning, evaluating and assessing human resource allocation within higher education.…
Descriptors: Full Time Equivalency, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Doctoral Programs
Albright, Brenda – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2010
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education developed the Graduation Rate Survey (GRS) to help institutions comply with the "Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) Act" requirements. NCES uses GRS data to calculate graduation rates within 150 percent of normal time for all students in the GRS cohort, as…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Student Rights
MacAllum, Keith; Glover, Denise M.; Queen, Barbara; Riggs, Angela – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), 2007
This study looks at when individuals consider postsecondary education, how they approach their decision, the different paths they decide to follow, the roles other individuals play in the process, and what information students seek and consider in their decisionmaking. This report focuses on the types and sources of information used during the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Planning, Investigations, School Counselors
Phipps, Ronald A. – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), 2004
This report examines the relationship between technology and access to postsecondary education, and identifies four basic themes: technology and access to postsecondary education in general; access to technology-based learning; preparation for using technology; and the effectiveness of technology in learning. The report presents a review of the…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Access to Education