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Title: Estimating Undergraduate Enrollment in Postsecondary Education Using National Center for Education Statistics Data
Description: A number of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys can be used to estimate enrollment levels in postsecondary education. Generating consistent enrollment estimates, however, is complicated by differences in surveys that lead to different enrollment counts. This report describes the process of generating comparable estimates of undergraduate enrollment in postsecondary institutions across four NCES data sets (CPS October Supplement, IPEDS, NHES, NPSAS). The report highlights differences across these surveys that may affect postsecondary enrollment estimates and describes how largely comparable estimates can be derived, given these differences.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: March 2005
Web Release: March 3, 2005
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2005063
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General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Research and Development Report
Survey/Program Areas: Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
National Household Education Survey (NHES)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Research and Development Report, please contact:
Rebecca Bielamowicz.