The 2011-2012 Common Data Set file is now available for download. Staff member Andrea Galliger has provided a short description of the file:
The Common Data Set (CDS) is a set of information whose content and definitons are agreed upon by data providers in the higher education community as well as publishers represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. These efforts are aimed at reducing the reporting burden on data providers while improving the accuracy of the information provided. An updated Common Data Set is produced once each academic year.
For more details, visit the Common Data Set Initiative web site: