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 burden on data providers.

This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS.

CDS data for the University of the South from the years indicated are linked below.  Access sections of the CDS by clicking the tabs along the bottom of the page. 

2002-2003 CDS

2003-2004 CDS

2004-2005 CDS

2005-2006 CDS

2006-2007 CDS

2007-2008 CDS

2008-2009 CDS

2009-2010 CDS

2010-2011 CDS

2011-2012 CDS

2012-2013 CDS

2013-2014 CDS