R.W. Kern Center July 2016

Common Data Set

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. This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by the CDS Advisory Board as well as by data providers representing secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges. (This definition is excerpted from www.commondataset.org)

Common Data Set 2016-2017

Common Data Set 2015-2016

Common Data Set 2014-2015

Common Data Set 2013-2014

Common Data Set 2012-2013

Common Data Set 2011-2012

Common Data Set 2010-2011

Common Data Set 2009-2010

Common Data Set 2008-2009

Common Data Set 2007-2008

Common Data Set 2006-2007

Common Data Set 2005-2006

Common Data Set 2004-2005


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