statistics and reports.
Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort amount four major publishers (The College Board, Peterson's, U.S. News, and Wintergreen/Orchard House) and the educational community to develop a set of standard data and data definitions, for use in surveys that gather information for college guidebooks, ranking and other resources for prospective students. The purpose is to improve the quality and consistency of information and thus allow potential students to make more accurate comparisons between schools.
The Common Data Set includes sections on Institutional Characteristics, Enrollment, Persistence and Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Freshmen Admission Requirements and Academic Profile, Transfer Admission Requirements, Academic Offerings, Library Collections, Student Life, Annual Expenses, and Financial Aid. Complete data definitions are also included.
Fall 2000-2005 Administrative-Site Summary
Institutional Characteristics 2011
Enrollment Fall 2011
Degrees Completion Fall 2010
Finance FY 1112
Student Financial Aid 2010