IPUMS Higher Ed

Survey Data on Scientists and Engineers

IPUMS Higher Ed disseminates data from the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), the leading surveys for studying the science and engineering (STEM) workforce in the United States. Data from the National Surveys of College Graduates (NSCG), Recent College Graduates (NSRCG) and Doctorate Recipients (SDR) are integrated from 1993 to 2013.

IPUMS Higher Ed is intended to facilitate access to data on the STEM labor force. The National Science Foundation has conducted several surveys of science and engineering graduates since the 1990s. To aid researchers, NSF combined these surveys into single integrated files called SESTAT.

Only the respondents who have a degree in science or engineering (or related fields) or work in a science or engineering occupation are included in the SESTAT file for that year. IPUMS Higher Ed surveys collect data on education history, labor force status, employer and academic institution characteristics, income, and work activities.

Principal Investigators and senior personnel:

  • Matt Sobek
  • Devon Kristiansen

Supported by:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Stat/Transfer
  • University of Minnesota

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