Does 5+ or 6+ years of college imply bachelor degree for EDUC?

I know that the 5+ and 6+ codes are taken from the older HIGRADE variable for EDUC, but it’s unclear whether this means they received a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree since this isn’t indicated in HIGRADE. Any suggestions on how to figure this out?

Thanks in advance.

Unfortunately there is not enough information available for IPUMS-CPS to feel comfortable making assumptions about degree attainment based on HIGRADE. However, this should not prevent anyone who thinks they have a reliable method for imputing degree attainment from implementing said method. One potential source of information may be occupation. Some occupations are known to require specific degrees and could therefore be used to infer degree attainment.

I hope this helps.