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PEDAR: Research Methodology Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
The Current Population Survey
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study
High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study
National Educational Longitudinal Study
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study
1993/97 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study
2000/01 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study
Accuracy of Estimates
Item Response Rates
Data Analysis System
Statistical Procedures
Differences Between Means
Executive Summary
References
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 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the core program that the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) uses for collecting data on postsecondary education (before IPEDS some of the same information was collected by the Higher Education General Information Survey [HEGIS]). IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system that encompasses all identified institutions whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education.

IPEDS consists of institution-level data that can be used to describe trends in postsecondary education at the institution, state, and/or national levels. Data are collected from approximately 9,900 postsecondary institutions, including the following: baccalaureate or higher degree-granting institutions, 2-year award institutions, and less-than-2-year institutions (i.e., institutions whose awards usually result in terminal occupational awards or are creditable toward a formal 2-year or higher award). The completion of all IPEDS surveys is mandatory for all institutions that participate or are applicants for participation in any federal financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

IPEDS data for this report was initially published in the Digest of Education Statistics 2003 (NCES 2005–025), tables 186, 189, 246, 261, 264, and 276–297. Further information on the IPEDS can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/. Further information on the Digest of Education Statistics can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/.


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