Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Earned Degrees, 1992-1993 Archival Version


This data collection contains information on degrees earned at a sample of postsecondary institutions in the United States. The survey collected data on the number of completions of academic, vocational, and continuing professional educational programs by award category. There are four files in this data collection. Part 1, Institutional Characteristics, is a comprehensive file pertaining to the characteristics (i.e., religious affiliation, highest level of offering, enrollment by race/ethnicity, Carnegie classification) of the institutions surveyed. Part 2 contains data for levels from less than one year through doctoral degrees. Part 3, First Professional Degrees, covers first professional degrees and includes racial/ethnic data at the detailed field of study (CIP), unlike the other levels of degree. Part 4, CIP Codes and Titles, provides a detailed list of the Classification of Instructional Programs codes and their titles found in the data files.

ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..

All postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying areas.

A national sample of 9,379 institutions was selected. These included 2,612 schools offering at least a baccalaureate degree, 1,478 schools offering a degree or certificate requiring less than four years to complete, and 5,289 nonaccredited schools offering degrees or awards ranging from less than one year to post-master's certificates.

2006-01-18 File CB6931.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

Metadata Access
Creator United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 1998
Rights Delivery; This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
OpenAccess true
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; survey data
Discipline Social Sciences