Institutional Research
Common Data Set

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.

  1. General Information
  2. Enrollment and Persistence (including retention and graduation rates)
  3. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
  4. Transfer Admission
  5. Academic Offerings and Policies
  6. Student Life
  7. Annual Expenses (i.e., tuition and fees)
  8. Financial Aid
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
  10. Degrees Conferred

Miami University's CDS includes data for the OXFORD campus only and is typically completed near the end of the fall semester.


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Available Years

CDS 2017-2018

CDS 2016-2017

CDS 2015-2016

CDS 2014-2015

CDS 2013-2014

CDS 2012-2013

CDS 2011-2012

CDS 2010-2011

CDS 2009-2010

CDS 2008-2009

CDS 2007-2008

CDS 2006-2007

CDS 2005-2006

CDS 2004-2005

CDS 2003-2004

CDS 2002-2003

CDS 2001-2002

CDS 2000-2001

CDS 1999-2000

CDS 1998-1999

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