NGS University-level Historical Groupings - USIS - Introduction to the concordance

The National Graduate Survey (NGS) University-level Historical Groupings to University Student Information System (USIS) concordance presented here provides information on how the groupings and sub-groupings of the concordance can be used for summarizing and analysing more detailed field of study classes from the USIS classification.

Taken together with the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2000 Variant of CIP 2000 - NGS University-level Historical Groupings users will be able to compare NGS field of study data that are coded using either the USIS classification or CIP 2000. The NGS used the USIS classification to code NGS data from 1982 to 1995, and used CIP 2000 to code NGS data from 2000 to 2010.

The concordance and variant are designed to compare NGS data for the following years: 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010. Please note that while field of study data for the 2010 cohort were coded to both CIP 2011 (for the first time) and CIP 2000, the concordance and variant apply to data coded to CIP 2000 only.

The concordance and variant can only be used for university-level fields of study. The college and trades level fields of study in the Community College Student Information System (CCSIS) and Trade/Vocational Enrolment Survey (TVOC) surveys were coded using the CCSIS field of study classification, which is not comparable to the USIS classification or CIP 2000.

The concordance consists of nine NGS university-level historical groupings, from 1 to 9. The NGS groupings are further broken out into thirty one NGS sub-groupings that are a convenient and useful basis for summarizing and analysing more detailed classes from the USIS classification or CIP 2000.

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