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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) provides our answers to many frequently asked questions.  One goal of the CDS is to improve the comparability of data reported across institutions; this standardized questionnaire was developed through collaboration among colleges and universities, representatives of higher education organizations, the National Center for Education Statistics, and others.

Definitions of data elements are maintained by the Common Data Set Initiative.

Information compiled by:

Ludgarda Simmonds, lrs96@cornell.edu
Institutional Research & Planning
Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853