IPAE also has past CDS files available for your use here:

HISTORIC Common Data Sets

Typically Requested Data

Like many Institutional Planning, Analytics, and Effectiveness offices, we employ the Common Data Set (CDS) as a vehicle to collect and house many types of data about the campus typically requested by survey bodies. By using standard data items and definitions, the CDS is a tool to provide comparative statistics across institutions. To learn more about the CDS, please. visit http://www.commondataset.org.


  • A. General Information
  • B. Enrollment & Persistence
  • C. First-Time First-Year (Freshman) Admissions
  • D. Transfer Admissions
  • E. Academic Offerings & Policies
  • F. Student Life
  • G. Annual Expenses
  • H. Financial Aid
  • I. Instructional Faculty & Class Size
  • J. Disciplinary Areas & Degrees Conferred
  • CDS Definitions

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