Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a national set of standardized questions and definitions which universities use to submit data to guidebooks, institutional rankings, and other publications.

The CDS includes data points for student enrollment and persistence, admissions requirements and profile, financial aid, annual student expenses, student life, academic offerings and policies, instructional faculty counts and class sizes.

Common Data Sets

A. General Information (PDF)

B. Enrollment and Persistence (PDF)

C. First-time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission (PDF)

D. Transfer Admission (PDF)

E. Academic Offerings and Policies (PDF)

F. Student Life (PDF)

G. Annual Expenses (PDF)

H. Financial Aid  (PDF)

I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size (PDF)

J. Degrees Conferred (PDF)

CDS Changes (PDF)

CDS Definitions (PDF)