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Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a list of information collected by the publishers of college guides. It includes policies, deadlines, facts such as telephone numbers, and tables of numbers on topics like enrollment. The CDS contains mainly undergraduate information.

This site presents CU-Boulder's responses to the CDS items.

Other frequently asked for information can also be found on the Miscellaneous Topics page. This page includes data on student age, majors, home state, and more.

The University of Colorado Boulder provides the information contained in the CDS to the following college guides and surveys (as well as many others):

  • ACT College Search - March
  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges - December
  • College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges - December
  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges - June
  • Peterson's - February
  • The Princeton Review - February
  • U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges - April
  • Wintergreen Orchard House - April

The site was compiled by:

Institutional Research
Planning, Budget & Analysis
University of Colorado Boulder
15 UCB
Boulder CO 80309-0015
303-492-8631, fax 303-492-0996


Last revision 01/20/16

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