PUBLIC USE 2017 NATIONAL SURVEY OF COLLEGE GRADUATES DATA FILES

This download file contains data and related documentation for the public
use 2017 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) data files.

The data included in this download file is taken from the October 30, 2018 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.

  epcg17.xpt - 2017 NSCG data in SAS XPORT format
  EPCG17.DAT - 2017 NSCG data in ASCII format
  epcg17.sas7bdat - 2017 NSCG data in SAS for Windows format

  Fpcg17.sas - a text file containing SAS FORMAT assignment statements
  Lpcg17.sas - a text file containing SAS LABEL assignment statements
  Ppcg17.sas - a text file containing SAS PROC FORMAT statements

  Ldpcg17.sps - a text file containing SPSS syntax for loading EPCG17.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.

  LAYOUTPCG17.TXT - Input Layout for EPCG17.DAT

  Documentation and Related Files
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  NSCG_SD_2017.pdf - Survey description

  2017NSCG21NewCohortAnnotated.pdf - Survey instrument, 2017 NSCG
  2017NSCG22OldCohortAnnotated.pdf - Survey instrument, 2017 NSCG
  2017NSCG23NonrespondentAnnotated.pdf - Survey instrument, 2017 NSCG

  Ppcg17.pdf  - Summary variable codebook in Adobe PDF format.

  Dpcg17.xlsx - Data Dictionary Source/SAS name cross-walk file (EXCEL spreadsheet format)

  README.TXT - this read me file

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If you have any problems opening, accessing or loading these files, please contact:

  Lynn Milan
  Project Officer
  Human Resources Statistics Program
  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
  National Science Foundation
  2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite W14200
  Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  703-292-2275
  lmilan@nsf.gov


Oct-30-2018 08:53:56