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DESCRIPTOR: Institution Code (FICE Code)

DEFINITION: Signifies ownership by one of the eight campuses of USC using the six-digit numeric code defined by the Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) and published by the U.S. Office of Education in the Higher Education Directory. On the CHE enrollment and completions files, institution code is determined by the school code of the student.  On the CHE courses file, institution code is determined by the prefix assigned to the course.

VALUES: See CHE Appendix A, SC FICE Institution Codes, FICE Codes for a complete listing. Listed below are FICE Codes for the University of South Carolina:

  • 003448 = Columbia
    003449 = Aiken
    006951 = Upstate
    003450 = Beaufort
    003453 = Lancaster
    003454 = Salkehatchie
    012112 = Sumter
    004927 = Union


SOURCE: CHE Enrollment, Completions, and Courses Files

EXAMPLE: To select data for the Beaufort campus, type INSTCD = '003450' in the WHERE statement. To select data for the Beaufort and Sumter campuses, type INSTCD IN ('003450', '012112') in the WHERE statement.