Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a standard set of questions used by college guidebook publishers to collect commonly requested statistics about the University.  Questions and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its college surveys are a guide in the development of CDS items. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by secondary schools and two-and four-year colleges. The following content is contained in each year's CDS:

  • General Information

  • Enrollment and Persistance

  • First-Time, First-Year (Freshman Admission

  • Transfer Admission

  • Academic Offerings and Policies

  • Student Life

  • Annual Expenses

  • Financial Aid

  • Instructional Faculty and Class Size


CDS Data for Durham

Download the Common Data Set for the following academic years: 

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To access Common Data Set information from earlier years, please contact the IR staff.