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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, 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.


The CDS is organized into the following sections:

  1. General Information
  2. Enrollment and Persistence (including retention and graduation rates)
  3. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
  4. Transfer Admission
  5. Academic Offerings and Policies
  6. Student Life
  7. Annual Expenses (i.e., tuition and fees)
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  10. Degrees Conferred

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