Common Datasets

Common Data Sets

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, Petersonís, 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 studentís transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.

Our goal is the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item.

Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS.

(Common Data Set, 2020)

Available University Common Datasets:

2021-22 Common Dataset

2020-21 Common Dataset

2019-20 Common Dataset

2018-19 Common Dataset

2017-18 Common Dataset

2016-17 Common Dataset

2015-16 Common Dataset

2014-15 Common Dataset

2013-14 Common Dataset

2012-13 Common Dataset

2011-12 Common Dataset

2010-11 Common Dataset

2009-10 Common Dataset

2008-09 Common Dataset

2007-08 Common Dataset

2006-07 Common Dataset

2006-07 Common Dataset

  1. General Information
  2. Enrollment and Persistence
  3. Freshman Admission
  4. Transfer Admission
  5. Academic Offerings and Policies
  6. Student Life
  7. Annual Expenses
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  10. Degrees Conferred