Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a collaborative effort among institutions of higher education and publishers of educational research, with the objective to standardize data definitions and improve the quality of information presented.

Sections of the CDS include:

A. General Information
B. Enrollment and Persistence
C. First-time, First-year (Freshmen) Admissions
D. Transfer Admissions
E. Academic Offerings and Policies
F. Student Life
G. Annual Expenses
H. Financial Aid
I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
J. Degrees Conferred