The Common Data Set is a compilation of data created by publishers and data providers in the higher education community to meet the external needs of the community through standard reporting. Institutions annually submit data in the standard form of the CDS and have access to each other's data for comparative purposes.
The CDS includes data on Enrollment and Persistence, Admissions, Academic Offerings and Policies, Student Life, Tuitions and Fees, Financial Aid, Faculty and Class Size, and Degrees Conferred. To view a Common Data Set, select a year from the list of PDF links below and navigate using the Table of Contents or Topical Index in the left pane. To download a free version of Adobe reader, click here.