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Title:  NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008
Description: The NCES−Barron’s Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008 (NCES 2010-331) contain the Barron’s college admissions competitiveness selectivity ratings for 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008, along with the NCES Higher Education Information System (HEGIS) FICE ID and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) UNITID codes and the Office of Postsecondary Education OPEID codes of each postsecondary institution included. Also included are the city and state of each institution included in the Barron’s lists. The years selected correspond to the years that students in the longitudinal studies (NLS-72, HS&B, NELS:88, ELS-2000, and BPS) initially attended the 4-year postsecondary institutions. Each of the five NCES−Barron’s index files is available in a separate worksheet in an Excel workbook file that is in Excel 1997–2003 compatible format.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2009
Web Release: December 2, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2010331
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Carl M. Schmitt
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
High School and Beyond (HS&B)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
National Longitudinal Study of the H.S. Class of 1972 (NLS-72)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Carl M. Schmitt.
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