Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among higher education data providers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided across institutions through the development of clear, standard data items and definitions. 

Included in the Common Data Set are data definitions, answers to frequently asked questions and links to related information.

Questions labeled CDS-# are drawn directly from the Common Data Set information form while those labeled UB-# come from internal requests.

Current Version

Previous Versions

Additional archived CDS reports for previous years are available upon request.   For further information please contact:

Laura M. Szefel

Phone: (716) 645-3511