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MA Colleges - Example

Authors: Isha Deo
Owners: Isha Deo
Resource type: Geographic Feature (ESRI Shapefiles)
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Created: Jun 13, 2018 at 1:54 p.m.
Last updated: Jun 13, 2018 at 1:56 p.m. by Isha Deo
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This point datalayer shows the locations of institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sites appearing in this layer are those normally attended by students after completion of high school. Types are public and private, and categories include co-ed, vocational, technical, religious, medical, and traditional 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. This layer was developed by MassGIS and is primarily based on all Massachusetts colleges listed in the National Center for Education Statistics website as of March 12, 2018. Additional schools were added from lists of professional occupational/vocational institutions compiled by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Division of Professional Licensure.Data sources:https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/27/schools.pdfhttps://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/02/15/electricians%20150-600-hrs-course-approved-schools.pdfIndividual college websites were also consulted to verify locations and other material. MassGIS geocoded site addresses and verfied them using current ortho imagery.A few institutions have multiple campuses, as distinct from satellite locations. For example, Harvard School of Business and Harvard Medical School are campuses within Harvard University, and a point is included in this dataset for each. Some satellite campuses may not be included. For example, Northeastern University conducts classes in satellite locations such as Milford High School. Since Milford High School is a separate educational facility, it is not considered to be a Northeastern University campus, and a point is not included in this layer.The layer is stored in ArcSDE and distributed as COLLEGES_PT.For pre-kindergarten through high school educational facilities, see the SCHOOL_PT layer.

Resource Level Coverage


Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


Resource Specific

Geometry Information
Geometry Type POINT
Feature Count 245
Spatial Reference
Coordinate Reference SystemNAD_1983_StatePlane_Massachusetts_Mainland_FIPS_2001
Coordinate StringPROJCS["NAD_1983_StatePlane_Massachusetts_Mainland_FIPS_2001", GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0], UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]], PROJECTION["Lambert_Conformal_Conic_2SP"], PARAMETER["False_Easting",200000.0], PARAMETER["False_Northing",750000.0], PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-71.5], PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",41.71666666666667], PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_2",42.68333333333333], PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",41.0], UNIT["Meter",1.0]]


Field Information
Name Type Width Precision
COLLEGE String 80 0
CAMPUS String 40 0
ADDRESS String 40 0
CITY String 40 0
ZIPCODE String 5 0
PLUS_FOUR String 4 0
GEOG_TOWN String 21 0
MAIN_TEL String 20 0
URL String 80 0
NCES_ID String 8 0
TYPE String 10 0
NCES_TYPE String 60 0
CATEGORY String 50 0
DEGREEOFFR String 30 0
AWARDSOFFR String 254 0
LARGEPROG String 100 0
CAMPUSSETT String 30 0
L_SRC String 40 0

How to Cite

Deo, I. (2018). MA Colleges - Example, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/a269e6e414034a548f2a68d937696ebf

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