Degree of urbanization (urban-centric locale)

What is Degree of urbanization (urban-centric locale) ?

Degree of urbanization (urban-centric locale) meaning A code representing the urbanicity (city/suburb/rural) by population size of the institution’s location. This urban-centric locale code was assigned through a methodology developed by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division in 2005. The urban-centric locale codes apply current geographic concepts to the original NCES Locale codes used on IPEDS files through 2004.The following are the codes used:11City: Large 12City: Midsize 13City: Small 21Suburb: Large 22Suburb: Midsize 23Suburb: Small 31Town: Fringe 32Town: Distant 33Town: Remote 41Rural: Fringe 42Rural: Distant 43Rural: Remote


reference: IPEDS Data Collectrion System – Glossary