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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a set of standards and definitions of data used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys.

It was developed to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education. The data included in the Common Data Set provides a comprehensive summary of information about the College.

Current Common Data Set

Information Included

  • General Information
  • Enrollment and Persistence
  • First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission
  • Transfer Admission
  • Academic Offerings and Policies
  • Student Life
  • Annual Expenses
  • Financial Aid
  • Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  • Degrees Conferred

Archived Common Data Sets