Mandatory Reporting

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (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. For more information on this initiative, please visit the Common Data Set Initiative website.


D4A (Data for Analysis)

Mandatory state reporting. Description coming soon!


IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Data gathered for the Federal government from postsecondary institutions across the United States, collected during three different collection periods: fall, winter, and spring. For more information, please visit the IPEDS homepage.