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 to provide publicly available statistics and metrics, most of which are satisfied by information contained in the Common Data Set (CDS):
- Common Data Set for 2022-2023
- Common Data Set for 2021-2022
- Common Data Set for 2020-2021
- Common Data Set for 2019-2020
- Common Data Set for 2018-2019
Most Common Questions
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CDS 2022-2023 section I-2, page 19.
For more information on student and faculty FTE (full-time equivalent) and ratios, please see the Student-to-Faculty Ratio dashboard.
The top six most popular discipline areas (based on degrees conferred in the 2022 academic year): Business/Marketing, Communication/Journalism, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological/Life Sciences, and Parks and Recreation.
CDS 2022-2023 section J1, page 21.
For more information about the student's degree conferred, please see the Degree Conferred dashboard.
CDS 2022-2023 sections C1, page 5
For more information on first-time students, please see the First-Time Student dashboard.