The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
2012-2013 Common Data Set
|A||GENERAL INFORMATION||G||ANNUAL EXPENSES|
|B||ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE||H||FINANCIAL AID|
|C||FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION||I||INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE|
|D||TRANSFER ADMISSION||J||DEGREES CONFERRED|
|E||ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES||Common Data Set Definitions|