This dataset combines public data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the US Census Bureau’s American Community Service in an index of racial and ethnic representativeness of US postsecondary education institutions. The data link college racial composition to the racial composition of an institution’s “market,” defined geographically according to institutions’ level, degree of selectivity, and urbanicity.
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2009-01-01 00:00 to 2017-01-01 00:00
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US Institutions of Postsecondary Education
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College markets are defined according to their level, degree of selectivity, and urbanicity. More selective public institutions use states as markets. More selective private institutions use the entire nation as the market. Less selective colleges use markets defined by commuting radiuses measured according to the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. See our report for more details: Tomas Monarrez and Kelia Washington, Racial and Ethnic Representation in Higher Education (Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2020).
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Urban Institute. 2020. Racial and Ethnic Representativeness of US Postsecondary Education Institutions. Accessible from https://datacatalog.urban.org/dataset/racial-and-ethnic-representativene.... Data originally sourced from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and US Census American Community Survey, developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.