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Department of Accreditation, Accountability and Academic Services
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Current Common Data Set

Common Data Set

Winthrop University participates in the Common Data Set (CDS) initiative. The CDS initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. 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.

The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS as well as unique items proprietary to each publisher. Consequently, the publishers' surveys differ in that they utilize varying numbers of items from the CDS. See the CDS web site for additional information.

2012 - 2013

  1. General InformationPDF File  
  2. Enrollment and PersistencePDF File  
  3. First Time, First-Year Freshman PersistencePDF File  
  4. Transfer AdmissionPDF File  
  5. Academic Offering and PoliciesPDF File  
  6. Student LifePDF File  
  7. Annual ExpensesPDF File  
  8. Financial AidPDF File  
  9. Instructional Faculty and Class SizePDF File  
  10. Degrees ConferredPDF File  

For previous CDS data, please visit the Archive CDS Data.