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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) Initiative is a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education. The CDS also helps reduce the burden on colleges of compiling and reporting information. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions of higher education to provide various statistics and links publicly, most of which are satisfied by information contained in the CDS:

  • University Mission Statement
  • Institutional and program accreditation
  • Enrollment by Levels, Full/Part-time, Gender and Race/Ethnicity IPEDS Enrollment
  • Undergraduate applications, admissions, and enrollments | CDS Section C1
  • Freshman admission profile - Test scores and GPA | CDS Section C9
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking students who transferred from another institution | CDS Section D2
  • Full-time/part-time enrollments at all levels | CDS Section B1
  • Male/female student breakdown | CDS Section B1
  • New freshmen cohort by ethnicity | CDS Section B2
  • New freshmen 4 and 6 year graduation rates | CDS Section B7, B11
  • New freshmen retention rates | CDS Section B22
  • Number of completions awarded | CDS Section B3
  • Most popular major completions | CDS Section J1
  • Student to faculty ratio and number of FT/PT faculty | CDS Section I1, I2
  • Undergraduate class size | CDS Section I3
  • Cost of Attendance for full-time undergraduates | CDS Section G
  • Aid awarded to enrolled undergraduates | CDS Section H

Common Data Set Files