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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-Thompson Learning, and U.S. News & World Report. The CDS is a collection of standard data items and definitions that are utilized by the higher education community and publishers. 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.

  A. General Information

  B. Enrollment and Persistence

  C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission

  D. Transfer Admission

  E. Academic Offerings and Policies

  F. Student Life

  G. Annual Expenses

  H. Financial Aid

  I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

  J. Degrees Conferred

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