What is the Common Data Set?
The Common Data Set is a collaboration between university
representatives and publishers of college guidebooks
(U.S. News & World Report, College Board, and
Peterson's). Universities across the
country complete the CDS questions each year, using standard definitions that aid comparisons between schools, and submit
them for inclusion in college guidebooks. The CDS is organized into the following sections.
- General Information
- Enrollment and Persistence (including retention and graduation rates)
- First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
- Transfer Admission
- Academic Offerings and Policies
- Student Life
- Annual Expenses (i.e., tuition and fees)
- Financial Aid
- Instructional Faculty and Class Size
- Degrees Conferred
Miami University's CDS includes data for the OXFORD campus only and is typically completed near the end of the fall semester.
If you have questions about how to use or interpret the Common Data Set, visit http://www.commondataset.org or contact us at institutionalresearch@MiamiOH.edu.