Common Data Set (CDS)
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and college guide publishers as represented by The College Board, Peterson’s – a Thomson Learning Company, U.S. News & World Report, and Wintergreen/Orchard House. In addition to reducing cost and time by institutional researchers to respond to publishers surveys, the CDS represents a standardization of data elements and definitions across publications thus minimizing conflicting counts and other data irregularities.
The CDS contains the following information:
|A. General Information||F. Student Life|
|B. Enrollment and Persistence||G. Annual Expenses|
|C. First-Time, First-Year Admission||H. Financial Aid|
|D. Transfer Admission||I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size|
|E. Academic Offerings and Policies||J. Degrees Conferred|
UCF Common Data Set
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