Office of Institutional Research

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a standardized set of questions most often asked by parents, students, and other members of the higher education community.

Many institutions voluntarily complete the Common Data Set (CDS) each year in an effort to improve comparability of data. Please see the CDSĀ Initiative for more information.

The CDS contains general information about the University, enrollment and persistence, admissions, academic offerings and policies, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and class sizes, and degrees conferred.