Common Data Set

The Common Data Set Initiative (CDS) is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by The College Board, Peterson’s – a Thomson Learning Company, U.S. News & World Report, and Wintergreen/Orchard House. 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 burden on data providers. For more information about the Common Data Set Initiative, please go to

UT Dallas' Current Common Data Set

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