Common Data Sets (CDS)

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.  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.

Current Common Data Set:

2016-2017 (PDF)

Historical Common Data Sets:

2015-2016 (PDF)

2014-2015 (PDF)

2013-2014 (PDF)

2012-2013 (PDF)

2011-2012 (PDF)

2010-2011 (PDF)

2009-2010 (PDF)

2008-2009 (PDF)

2007-2008 (PDF)

2006-2007 (PDF)

2005-2006 (PDF)

For publications prior to 2005-2006, please contact Institutional Research and Planning.