PUBLIC USE 2015 NATIONAL SURVEY OF COLLEGE GRADUATES DATA FILES

This download file contains data and related documentation for the public
use 2015 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) data files.


The data included in this download file is taken from the December 13, 2016 version of the NSCG data maintained at NSF.

DESCRIPTION OF FILES
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  Data and Programs
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  The microdata are provided in various formats to facilitate their use with many software packages.
  The principal data format that is supported by NSF is SAS.  Technical support by NSF is limited to 
  the data files and the SAS programs listed here. NSF does not provide support to users of SPSS or 
  other packages, as SPSS and these other packages are not available at the agency.

  epcg15.xpt - 2015 NSCG data in SAS XPORT format
  EPCG15.DAT - 2015 NSCG data in ASCII format
  epcg15.sas7bdat - 2015 NSCG data in SAS for Windows format

  Fpcg15.sas - a text file containing SAS FORMAT assignment statements
  Lpcg15.sas - a text file containing SAS LABEL assignment statements
  Ppcg15.sas - a text file containing SAS PROC FORMAT statements

  Ldpcg15.sps - a text file containing SPSS syntax for loading EPCG15.DAT (ASCII data) into SPSS
  NOTE: Technical support for SPSS users is not provided by NSF. The validity of this file 
  has not been verified by NSF, as SPSS is not available at the agency.

  LAYOUTPCG15.TXT - Input Layout for EPCG15.DAT

  Documentation and Related Files
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  NSCG_SD_2015.pdf - Survey description

  pcg15_New_Analytical_File_-_New_Cohort_Questionnaire_Annotated - Survey instrument for the 2015 NSCG new sample cases

  pcg15_Old_Analytical_File_-_Old_Cohort_Questionnaire_Annotated - Survey instrument for the 2015 NSCG returning sample cases

  Ppcg15.pdf  - Summary variable codebook in Adobe PDF format.

  Dpcg15.xlsx - Data Dictionary Source/SAS name cross-walk file (EXCEL spreadsheet format)

  README.TXT - this read me file

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  John M. Finamore
  National Science Foundation
  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
  4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965
  Arlington, VA 22230
  703-292-2258 [phone]
  703-292-9092 [fax]
  jfinamor@nsf.gov


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