Degrees Awarded to Post-Secondary Graduates in Colorado

data.colorado.gov | Last Updated 13 Jun 2018

Demographics for all certificate, degree, or formal award approved by Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) for students since 2001. Demographics include data on age, ethnicity, program name, and residency.

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This dataset has the following 21 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
yearyearnumberYear of record. Changes from source: derived by removing the FA- from Data Type field.
institutionNameinstitutionnametextThe name of the institution. Changes from source: 'Western State University' replaced 'Western State Colorado University' for older years records to maintain consistancy for queries on this university.
institutionLevelIdinstitutionlevelidnumberMachine readable coded number 2=College or 4=University. Change from source: derived from the original database field InstitutionType.
institutionLevelinstitutionleveltextHuman readable column. Changes from source: colum created and populated from the original database field InstitutionType by mapping the number value to 2=College 4=University.
institutionTypeinstitutiontypetextIndicates whether the university is public or private. Derived from the CDHE Colleges & Universities database.
taxTypetaxtypetextDescribes whether the institution is a non-profit or has another tax designation. Derived from the CDHE Colleges & Universities database.
coBasedcobasedtextDescribes whether the institution is a based in Colorado or is headquartered in a different state. Derived from the CDHE Colleges & Universities database.
divisiondivisiontextDescribes the agency aggregating the data. Derived from the CDHE Colleges & Universities database.
ageDescagedesctextThe age range of sample.
ageMinageminnumberMinimum age from the age description. Changes from source: derived by splitting the ageDesc field and taking the lower end of the value as the min value.  'Under' is set to null values as an unbounded range, treated as an empty value.
ageMaxagemaxnumberMaximum age from the age description. Changes from source: derived by splitting the ageDesc field and taking the higher end of the value as the max value.  'Over' is set to null values as an unbounded range, and treated as an empty value.
gendergendertextGender of student. Values are: Male, Female, Unknown.
ethnicityethnicitytextEthnicity of student. Values are: Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; Native American or Alaskan Native; Non-Resident Alien; Unknown Ethnicity; White, non-Hispanic.
studentLevelstudentleveltextStudent level as either Undergraduate or Graduate.
degreeLeveldegreeleveltextDegree level of the student. Values are: Associate, Bachelor, Certificate, Doctoral, Masters, OtherGraduate, Professional, Specialist.
residencyIdresidencyidnumberMachine readable coded column denoting if student is in-state or out-of-state. Derived from splitting the number from residency value. 'in-state' : 1, 'out-of-state' :2, 'unclassified/unspecified' :3
residencyresidencytextHuman readable column derived from original residency retaining the text value. Values are: In-State, Out-Of-State, Unclassified. Changes from source: Values of Unclassified, Unknown have been changed to 'Unclassified'
cip2cip2numberClassification of Instructional Programs two digit category code. Derived by splitting up CDHE Colleges & Universities database code into the cip standard format.
cipcipnumberClassification of Instructional Programs 2010 code Derived by converting CDHE Colleges & Universities database number into the decimal format found on nces.ed.gov
programNameprogramnametextDescription of the Classification of Instructional Programs code. Original values overwritten in transform with the 2010 CIP datafilehttp://nces.ed.gov
recordCountrecordcountnumberRecord Count. Changes from source: Replaced all * values to null values so that the field type can be treated as an integer field for numerical queries.