Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among institutional researchers and guidebook publishers, as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The goal of the CDS is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided in college guidebooks as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers. The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS. For more information, please visit the Common Data Set site.

2020-21 Common Data Set

2019-20 Common Data Set

2018-19 Common Data Set

2017-18 Common Data Set

2016-17 Common Data Set

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2015-16 Common Data Set

2014-15 Common Data Set

2013-14 Common Data Set

2012-13 Common Data Set

2011-12 Common Data Set

2010-11 Common Data Set

2009-10 Common Data Set

2008-09 Common Data Set