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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 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 amount
of time and effort required to respond to duplicate questions on several surveys. The CDS provides a
standard format that captures most of the frequently requested data. The CDS is a set of standards and
definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database.

 Common Data Set Fall 2014    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2013    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2012
 Common Data Set Fall 2011    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2010     (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2009    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2008    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2007    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2006    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2005    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2004    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2003    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2002    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2001    (PDF)
 Common Data Set Fall 2000    (PDF)

Disclaimer: It is important to note that the information on this web site may differ from data reported by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to other federal, state, and regional agencies due to differences in reporting guidelines, reporting definitions, and the timing of when the information was prepared.