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VARIABLE NAME: STATE

DESCRIPTOR: State Code

DEFINITION: The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code for the state in which the student was domiciled at the time of first admission to the institution AND/OR entry into the CHEMIS database. In other words, this field will contain the first reported Geographic Origin of the student enrolling at USC.

VALUES: See CHE Appendix F, FIPS State Codes.

FIELD ATTRIBUTE: A2

NOTE: Foreign students will be reported with the "XC" code. If the student's state cannot be determined or is not available, the "XX" UNKNOWN code may be reported.

SOURCE: CHE Enrollment File

EXAMPLE: To select students from North Carolina, type STATE='NC' in the WHERE statement. To select students from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, type STATE IN ('GA','NC','SC') in the WHERE statement.