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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 Common Data Set (CDS) also helps reduce the burden on colleges of compiling and reporting information. Questions and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its college surveys are a guide in the development of CDS items.

Higher Education Opportunity Act

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions of higher education to provide various statistics and links publicly. This web page represents OIE's contribution to some of these requirements. Many of the required descriptions listed below are satisfied by the information contained in the Common Data Set (CDS) section of the OIE website and/or other Pepperdine websites.

University Mission Statement About Pepperdine
Institutional and program accreditation 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 B7,11      
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 I1,2
Undergraduate class size CDS Section I3
Cost of Attendance for full-time undergraduates CDS Section G
Aid awarded to enrolled undergraduates CDS Section H