Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) was developed in a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community in order to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to publishers and to reduce the reporting burden on institutions.
The CDS is a collection of standard data items and definitions that are utilized by the higher education community and by publishers. Many publishers that request data from colleges and universities use CDS data items as a part of their surveys.
Common Data Sets (annual)