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    Postsecondary Institution (postsecondaryInstitution)


    Definitions

    Source: Handbooks
    An organization that provides educational programs for individuals who have completed or otherwise left educational programs in secondary school(s).


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    Attributes

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    Address Type

    Address Type (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The type of address listed for an individual or organization.

    Code Set:

    • Mailing address - N/A
    • Shipping address - N/A
    • Physical location address - N/A
    • Other home address - N/A
    • Employer's address - N/A
    • + 2 More Codes...
    Apartment/Room/Suite Number

    Apartment/Room/Suite Number (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The apartment, room, or suite number of an address.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Attention Line

    Attention Line

    Source: PESC
    The individual or office name within the postal address where inquiries should be directed.

    Branch Identification Number

    Branch Identification Number

    Source: NEDM
    The identification number used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) so that its students are eligible to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV regulations. This is a 6-digit number followed by a 2-digit suffix used to identify branches, additional locations, and other entities that are part of the eligible institution.

    Building/Site Number

    Building/Site Number (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of the building on the site, if more than one building shares the same address.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Carnegie Classification 2005: Basic Classification

    Carnegie Classification 2005: Basic Classification

    Source: IPEDS
    The Basic Classification is an update of the traditional classification framework developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1970 to support its research program, and later published in 1973 for use by other researchers.

    Code Set:

    • Assoc/PrivFP - Associate's--Private For-profit
    • Assoc/PrivFP4 - Associate's--Private For-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's
    • Assoc/PrivNFP - Associate's--Private Not-for-profit
    • Assoc/PrivNFP4 - Associate's--Private Not-for-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's
    • Assoc/Pub-R-L - Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
    • + 28 More Codes...
    City

    City (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the city in which an address is located.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Control of Institution

    Control of Institution

    Source: IPEDS
    A classification of whether a postsecondary institution is operated by publicly elected or appointed officials (public control) or by privately elected or appointed officials and derives its major source of funds from private sources (private control).

    Code Set:

    • Private, for profit - N/A
    • Private, not for profit - N/A
    • Public - N/A
    Country Code

    Country Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The unique two digit International Organization for Standardization (ISO) code for the country in which an address is located. (Note: A list of countries and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 3166 on its website: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html.)

    Code Set:

    County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

    County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) numeric code for the county issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Counties are considered to be the `first-order subdivisions` of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Counties in different States will have the same code. A unique county number is created when combined with the 2-digit FIPS State Code.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    • 01001 - Autauga
    • 01003 - Baldwin
    • 01005 - Barbour
    • 01007 - Bibb
    • + 3277 More Codes...
    Electronic Mail Address

    Electronic Mail Address (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The numbers, letters, and symbols used to identify an electronic mail (e-mail) user within the network to which the individual or organization belongs.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Electronic Mail Address Type

    Electronic Mail Address Type (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The type of electronic mail (e-mail) address listed for an individual or organization.

    Code Set:

    • Other - N/A
    • Home/personal - N/A
    • Work - N/A
    • Organizational (school). - N/A
    FICE Identification Number

    FICE Identification Number

    Source: NEDM
    The identification number used by the Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE).

    Identification Code

    Identification Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Identification System

    Identification System (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

    Code Set:

    • Other - N/A
    • Social Security Administration number - N/A
    • US government Visa number - N/A
    • Personal identification number - N/A
    • Family unit number - N/A
    • + 27 More Codes...
    Institution Telephone Number Type

    Institution Telephone Number Type

    Source: Handbooks
    The type of communication number listed for an organization.

    Code Set:

    • Administrative phone number - N/A
    • Facilities phone number - N/A
    • Facsimile number - N/A
    • Main phone number - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • + 1 More Codes...
    International Code Number

    International Code Number (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The international code for the telephone number.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Level of Institution

    Level of Institution

    Source: IPEDS
    A classification of whether a postsecondary institution's programs are 4-year or higher (4 year), 2-but-less-than 4-year (2 year), or less than 2-year.

    Code Set:

    • At least 2 but less than 4 years - N/A
    • Four or more years - N/A
    • Less than 2 years (below associate) - N/A
    Name of Country

    Name of Country (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the country in which an address is located.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Name of County

    Name of County (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the county, parish, borough, or comparable unit (within a state) in which an address is located.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Name of Institution

    Name of Institution (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The full legally accepted name of the institution.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Name of State

    Name of State (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the state (within the United States) or outlying area in which an address is located.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    OPE Identification Number

    OPE Identification Number

    Source: NEDM
    The identification number used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) so that its students are eligible to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV regulations. This is a 6-digit number followed by a 2-digit suffix used to identify branches, additional locations, and other entities that are part of the eligible institution.

    Organization Name

    Organization Name

    Source: PESC
    The name of non-person entity such as organization, institution, agency, or business.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Phone Number Extension

    Phone Number Extension

    Source: Handbooks
    The extended telephone addressing information used in addition to phone number such as a PBX extension, a pager PIN, or FAX sub-address.

    Code Set:

    • 00996 - No option list available
    Postal Code

    Postal Code

    Source: NEDM
    A number that identifies each postal delivery area in the United States used as a portion of an address.

    Code Set:

    • None - N/A
    Primary Telephone Number Status

    Primary Telephone Number Status (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication that the telephone number should be used as the principal number for an individual or organization.

    Code Set:

    • Yes - N/A
    • No - N/A
    School Level

    School Level (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication of the level of the education institution.

    Code Set:

    • Adult - N/A
    • Infant/toddler - N/A
    • Intermediate - Intermediate agency course code
    • All levels - N/A
    • Elementary - N/A
    • + 6 More Codes...
    School Override Code

    School Override Code

    Source: PESC
    The source of the academic credit if not awarded by the home or parent institution.

    Code Set:

    • Coop - Cooperative Program
    • Institutional - Institutional Agreement
    • Internship - Internship
    • Multicampus - Multiple Campus Course Offering
    • Reciprocal - Reciprocal Exchange
    • + 2 More Codes...
    State FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

    State FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) numeric code for the state.

    Code Set:

    State of Birth Abbreviation

    State of Birth Abbreviation (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The abbreviation for the name of the state (within the United States) or extra-state jurisdiction in which an individual was born.

    Code Set:

    • AS - American Samoa
    • GU - Guam
    • PR - Puerto Rico
    • AL - Albania
    • AR - Argentina
    • + 54 More Codes...
    State-assigned Code for Institution

    State-assigned Code for Institution (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned by the state for the institution.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    State-assigned County Code

    State-assigned County Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    A unique number of alphanumeric code assigned for the county by the state.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Street Number/Name

    Street Number/Name (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The street number and street name or post office box number of an address.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Telephone Number

    Telephone Number (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The telephone number including the area code, and extension, if applicable.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Telephone Number Type

    Telephone Number Type (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The type of communication number listed for an individual.

    Code Set:

    • Facsimile number - N/A
    • Home phone number - N/A
    • Work phone number - N/A
    • Mobile phone number - N/A
    Telephone Status

    Telephone Status (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    A description of preferred communication type or special circumstances which affect communication to an individual, organization, or institution via telephone (e.g., no telephone connection, TTY used, no one available to answer the telephone during certain hours).

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Web Site Address (URL)

    Web Site Address (URL) (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The Uniform Resource Locator. The unique address of a Web page.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Zip Code

    Zip Code (Common Attribute)

    Source: Handbooks
    The five or nine digit zip code portion of an address.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A


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