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, as well as to reduce the reporting burdon on data providers.  The Office of Institutional Research began producing the CDS in May 2010.


Years Available
Current Year:  2012-2013
Common Data Set Categories


Send questions or comments to: 

Dr. Sheilynda Stewart, Director 
Office of Institutional Research 
East Central University