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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set Initiative (CDS) is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by The College Board, Peterson’s – a Thomson Learning Company, U.S. News & World Report, and Wintergreen/Orchard House. 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. For more information about the Common Data Set Initiative, please go to

CDS 2015-2016