I was wondering how the variable
SCH_DEG from College Scorecard was derived. What does it mean to the be the degree prominently awarded in terms of the actual #'s? Is it > 50% or more than that?
It's the type of degree that makes up a larger percentage than any other.
From the documentation:
Predominant undergraduate degree (PREDDEG) identifies the type of degree that the institution primarily awards; for instance, an institution that awards 40 percent bachelor’s degrees, 30 percent associate degrees, and 30 percent certificate programs would be classified as predominantly bachelor’s degree awarding
PREDEG with missing values imputed.