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)

Description coming soon! For state reporting prior to the 2013-14 academic year, please visit the OCCURS page.


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.


OCCURS (Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System)

"The Oregon Community College Unified Reporting System is a collaboratively designed and maintained base of data relating to the seventeen Oregon community colleges. Personnel from each of the community colleges and from the Department of Community College and Workforce Development work with OCCURS staff to create common data standards, definitions, reporting formats, and general policy for the system's operation. Unit record student data from each of the colleges, along with course, program, financial, and other supporting data, are submitted to the central OCCURS office according to an agreed upon schedule." - from For state reporting after the 2012-13 academic year, please visit the D4A page.