Latest Year Available: 2016
Microdata from the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering are provided in the files below. Data are available for each survey year beginning with 1972.
The file organization makes each year's institution, school, and organizational unit data available in a single record. The files also allow researchers to link to other institutional data sources.
All data files are provided as compressed .zip files. Use an archive utility program that supports the .zip format to uncompress the files you download to your computer.
Detailed descriptions and instructions for the data files are provided below.
- Guide to Public Use Data Files (255 KB)
- Appendix A (86 KB) (Data Element Availability by Year)
- Appendix B (346 KB) (The variable list is grouped similarly to the GSS survey worksheet, by question)
- Appendix C (394 KB) (Variable name annotated GSS survey worksheet)
Because of the large number of columns in the Excel files, the data have been divided among three worksheets: Race, Support, and Postdoc_Nonfaculty Researcher (PD_NFR)
To improve multi-year analysis using the Carnegie classifications, the 2015 Carnegie classification has been added to prior-year public use files. Missing values within the 1994, 2005, and 2010 classifications were also filled for nine institutions.