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. Thus, the CDS is a collection of standard data items and definitions that are utilized by the higher education community and by publishers. 

2015-2016 Common Data Set (CDS in Excel, CDS in PDF)   

2014-2015 Common Data Set (CDS in ExcelCDS in PDF)

2013-2014 Common Data Set (CDS in ExcelCDS in PDF)

2012-2013 Common Data Set ( CDS in ExcelCDS in PDF)

2011-2012 Common Data Set ( CDS in ExcelCDS in PDF)

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