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VARIABLE NAME: HSSIZE

DESCRIPTOR: High School Size

DEFINITION: The size of the high school graduating class described in data element HSCH (High School Code).

VALUES: 0000-9999

FIELD ATTRIBUTE: N4

NOTE: This field will be used primarily in the analysis of first-time freshmen. To calculate high school rank in other than tenths, divide high school position by high school size, (e.g. HSPOS/HSSIZE).

SOURCE: USC Enrollment File

EXAMPLE: To select students that graduated from high school classes with size greater than or equal to 800, type HSSIZE>=800 in the WHERE statement. To select students that graduated from high school classes with sizes from 500 to 800, type 500<=HSSIZE<=800 in the WHERE statement. To select students that graduated in the top quarter of their class (excluding missing values), type 0<=(HSPOS/HSSIZE)<=0.25 in the WHERE statement. If only (HSPOS/HSSIZE)<=0.25 in typed into the WHERE statement, missing values will be included in the output.