Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Institutional Characteristics, 1989-1990 Version 2


This collection offers data on basic characteristics of postsecondary institutions in the United States and covers institutional characteristics for 1989-1990. The data were used for sample design and selection for other IPEDS surveys. Key data elements include the name, address, and telephone number of the institution as well as information about levels of course offerings, calendar system, admissions requirements, student services, accreditation, modes of instruction, and institutional eligibility for student financial aid programs. Updated information on tuition and fees and room and board charges for the current academic year also is available. The unit of analysis is the postsecondary institution. 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 operation in 1989-1990 in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) and Department of Defense schools outside the United States. 1999-04-26 The data file and corresponding codebook have been replaced with updated versions from NCES. Blanks (in columns 794-1000) have been eliminated from the data file and the new codebook is more complete and has been reordered. The survey instrument for total institutional activity in 1988-1989, erroneously included in the previous version of the codebook, has been removed. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file and SAS data definition statements have been prepared. (1) The file consists of data derived from three distinct survey instruments. (2) The codebook and data collection instruments are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09527.v1
Metadata Access
Creator United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 1991
Rights Download;This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;census/enumeration data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"American Samoa",Guam,"Marshall Islands","United States","Virgin Islands of the United States",Global}
Temporal Coverage {"American Samoa",Guam,"Marshall Islands","United States","Virgin Islands of the United States",Global}