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VARIABLE NAME: DEGLEV

DESCRIPTOR: Degree Level

DEFINITION: Defines the level of the degree a student is seeking on the CHEMIS Enrollment File.  Defines the level of the degree a student has earned on the CHEMIS Completions file.

VALUES:

01 = Certificate less than one year

02 = One year but less than two year certificate

03 = Two year but less than four year certificate

04 = Associate I creditable

05 = Associate II non-creditable (Inactive as of 10-18-94)

06 = Four or five year Baccalaureate

07 = Post-Baccalaureate

08 = First-Professional

09 = Masters

10 = Post-Masters Certificate

11 = Beyond Masters but less than Doctorate (Specialist)

12 = Doctorate

14 = Non-degree seeking


FIELD ATTRIBUTE: A2  

NOTES: The following correlations apply to the Student Level and the Degree Level data elements:

If DEGLEV = 01, 02, 03, or 04, STULVL must be 01, 02, 03, or 04

If DEGLEV = 06, STULVL must be 01, 02, 03, or 04

If DEGLEV = 07, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 08, STULVL must be 06

If DEGLEV = 09, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 10, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 11, STULVL must be 07

If DEGLEV = 12, STULVL must be 08

If DEGLEV = 14, STULVL must be 05 or 09


  • Associate I, Creditable: An award that normally requires at least two, but less than four years of full time equivalent college work that can be used as a credit towards the award of a four-year degree.
  • Associate II, Non-Creditable: An award that normally requires at least two, but less than four years of full time equivalent college work that cannot be used as credit toward the award of a four-year degree (inactive as of 10-18-94).
  • Four or Five Year Baccalaureate: An award that normally requires at least four, but not more than five years of full time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelors degrees conferred in a cooperative or work-study plan or program. Also includes bachelors degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years.
  • First Professional: An award that requires completion of a program that meets all of the following criteria: (1) completion of the academic requirements to begin practice in the profession; (2) at least two years of college work prior to entrance into the program; and (3) a total of at least six academic years of college work to complete the degree or program, including prior required college work plus the length of the professional program itself. First professional degrees may be awarded in the following fields: Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Medicine (M.D.), and Law (L.L.B. or J.D.).
  • Masters: An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one, but not more than two years of work beyond the bachelors degree.
  • Post-Masters Certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit hours beyond the masters degree, but does not meet the requirements of an academic degree at the doctors level.
  • Beyond Masters But Less Than Doctorate (Specialist): Requires the completion of an organized program of study that awards the specialist degree, but does not meet the requirements of an academic degree at the doctors level.
  • Doctorate: An award that requires work at the graduate level and terminates in a doctors degree.
  • Non-degree seeking: Students enrolled in courses for credit who have not been recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is not intended to include students enrolled in vocational or occupational programs.

SOURCE: CHE Enrollment and Completions Files

EXAMPLE: To select baccalaureate degree level students, type DEGLEV='06' in the WHERE statement. To select master or post-baccalaureate certificate degree level students, type DEGLEV IN ('07','09') in the WHERE statement.