Current 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.

    CDS2023-24 (PDF - 744 KB)

    CDS2022-23 (PDF - 710 KB)

    CDS2021-22 (PDF - 598 KB)

    CDS2020-21 (PDF - 568 KB)

    CDS 2019-20 (PDF - 428 KB)

    CDS 2018-19 (PDF - 285 KB)

    CDS 2017-18 (PDF - 231 KB)

    CDS 2016-17 (PDF - 150 KB)

    CDS 2015-16 (PDF - 161 KB)

    CDS 2014-15 (PDF - 150 KB)

    CDS 2013-14 (PDF - 120 KB)

    CDS 2012-13 (PDF - 150 KB)

For CDS data prior to 2012-13, please visit the Archive CDS Data.