Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Thomson Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. (from the Common Data Set Initiative website)

These reports include information about:

  1. general university information
  2. enrollment and persistence,
  3. first-time first year freshmen,
  4. transfer students,
  5. academic offerings and policies
  6. student life
  7. annual expenses
  8. financial aid
  9. instructional faculty and class size
  10. degrees conferred
  11. CDS definitions

These files are in .pdf format

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

1999-2000