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HEGIS (Higher Education General Information Survey) classifications characterize degree programs and concentrations into standardized program names that can be used to compare across different institutions that may have different names for the programs or concentrations.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Filter / Group Breakdown Location:
Data Custodian
Academic and Centralized Scheduling
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PS_CSU_CO_COSAR_06
Source Field Name:CSU_CO_DISP_LONG
Census Process:Yes
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU HEGIS"
Column Heading:"HEGIS"

IPEDS replaced the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) in 1986. HEGIS collected data from 1966 to 1986 from a more limited universe of approximately 3,400 institutions accredited at the college level by an association recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The transition to the IPEDS program expanded the universe to include all institutions whose primary purpose was the provision of postsecondary education.[1]


For example, while CSUMB has a Sustainable Hospitality Management degree program, the HEGIS equivalent would be Hotel and Restaurant Management.

See Also


  1. NCES Handbook of Survey Methods. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Retrieved from: https://nces.ed.gov/statprog/handbook/pdf/ipeds.pdf.