- Groups data at the institutional level.
- Field of Study:
- Groups data by a standardized classification system for instructional programs (CIP).
- Institutional Department:
- Groups data by the departments at a particular institution (e.g., History, Biology, Engineering)
- Institutional Program:
- Groups data by a specific program; often several programs
are part of one department (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Microbiology, Elementary Education)
- Education Level:
- Groups data by instructional level (e.g.,freshmen/sophmores, juniors/seniors,
masters, professional, doctoral) or by degree level (e.g.,associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral).