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:
Historical Common Data Sets:
For publications prior to 2005-2006, please contact Institutional Research and Planning.