Center for Assessment and Institutional Research

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

                 CDS 2010-11 (pdf)

                 CDS 2011-12 (pdf)

            Current Year:  2011-2012
            Common Data Set Categories
A.     General Information
B.     Enrollment and Persistence
C.     First-time, First-Year (Freshmen) Admission
D.    Transfer Admission
E.     Academic Offerings and Policies
F.     Student Life
G.     Annual Expenses
H.     Financial Aid
I.        Instructional Faculty and Class Size
J.      Degrees Conferred





Send questions or comments to:

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