Common Data Sets

The Common Data Set is a product of the Common Data Set Initiative, “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 stated goal is to provide accurate and timely data to students and their families while decreasing the workload of administrators. In producing their popular publications and rankings, these publishers “ask the same core questions” of institutions using the Common Data Set to define those questions and their responses.

2016-2017 2006-2007
2015-2016 2005-2006
2014-2015 2004-2005
2013-2014 2003-2004
2012-2013 2002-2003
2011-2012 2001-2002
2010-2011 2000-2001
2009-2010 1999-2000
2008-2009  1998-1999
2007-2008 1997-1998